Impacts and Causes of Deforestation in the Amazon Basin

May 6, 2010

By Derick Lind


Clear-cutting, mining, soy production and cattle ranching destroy forest habitats which negatively impact animals and people of the region.


Figure 1. Amazon clear-cutting in Peru (Butler 2009a).


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