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Deforestation and Forest Degradation Stories

degraded land WW286701 Tim Cornin

What is forest degradation and why is it bad for people and wildlife?

When a forest is degraded it still exists, but it can no longer function well. It becomes a shell of its former self; its health declines until it can no longer support people and wildlife by, for example, filtering the air we breathe and water we drink or providing animals with food and places to live.