deforestation

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deforestation

clearance of an area of forest.
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Piecemeal forest removal has also fragmented forest regions, which has a disproportionate effect on species diversity by limiting the ecosystem's ability to recover from catastrophes such as fires and by reducing gene flow between populations.
Since mechanized forest removal became de rigueur in the 1960s, the industry has been excusing itself with ads that begin: "Clearcuts may seem ugly at first.

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