There are approximately 2,000 million hectares of tropical forests in the world. Deforestation is happening all over the world, even in Canada. We may not notice it, but it's still here.
Many hectares are constantly being converted to other land uses, mostly for agricultural uses. Several types of deforestation occur from "slash and burn" farmers, commercial farmers, ranchers, loggers, firewood collectors, industrial developers and much more.
Forests are very important to the environment because they
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continued to fight for conservation in his home country founding the Society for the Renewal of Nature Conservation in Liberia in 1992. Within weeks of the 1997 cease-fire, Peal lead a small group, accompanied by international peacekeeping soldiers, to assess the status of Sapo National park an its surrounding communities. He returned to Monrovia in 1998 where he has continued his conservation efforts, which have pushed the Liberian Senate to ratify the United Nations' agreement on biodiversity, in 1999.