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Concept map_causes & impacts of deforestation

Causes

Primary

Economic Development

Commercial Logging

Mining

Hydroelectricity

Population increase

Building of settlements

Secondary

Rapid Urbanisation

Farming

Shifting Cultivation. Subsistence Farming. Commercial Farmng.

Forest Fires

Building of land transportation

impacts

Positive

Primary

Economic development

Job Creation

Increase people's standard of living.

Secondary

Accessible to other natural resources within the forested land.

Negative

Primary. Secondary. Loss of biodiversity (Flora & Fauna). Nutrient cycle disruption. Soil deterioration. Impact on tribal groups. Global warming. Floods and deteriorating water quality. Air Pollution. Taking away their land for housing and agriculture. Local. Regional.