Why Are Rainforests Being Cut down?

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Humans are the main cause of rainforest destruction or deforestation. Humans are cutting down rainforests for many reasons, wood for both timber and wood for making fires, agriculture for both small and large farms and land for poor farmers who don't have anywhere else to live.
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The rainforests are being cut down for two main reasons. First, to make room for farms and ranches. Second, to build houses. In short, because there are too many people on this planet
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Rainforests once covered as much as 20 percent of the Earth's surface. Human beings have since converted much of this lush area to other uses. For instance, humans have used a part
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For its resources and high abundance of trees and other raw materials necessary for industrializing countries around the world.
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to plant sugar cane that are used to produce ethanol which is a biofuel (cleaner than fossil fuels) even though still has the same effects because it needs fossil fuels for processing
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Rainforests are being cut down because the trees are used to provide timber and coal, creation of space for farming, the construction of highways and the building of mines and quarries. Indiscriminate cutting down of rainforests is called deforestation.
Rainforests are being cut down for wood to be used as timbers and in making fires and manufacturing paper. Other reasons are creation of agriculture and grazing land as well as extraction of minerals and energy.
Rain forests are being culled by governments and large corporations for their lumber. These entities believe this is the only value these beautiful lands hold.
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