In NCERT is is written that- almost 40% forest have been lost in the tropics compared to only 1% in the temperate region. Why tropical forests are destroyed faster and why there is so much of difference in the percentage loss?

 

Asked by kanupriya.kk20920 | 9th Mar, 2020, 10:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Tropical rainforests are known to be Earth’s lungs. They contain a large number of tropical trees which are a home to wide variety of fauna. As compared to temperate forests, tropical forests are more evergreen and useful to man. Hence, they are more prone to deforestation by man. As a result, their cover on the earth is decreasing due to rapid rate of deforestation.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 9th Mar, 2020, 10:46: AM

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