Biology Plants & Animal Conservation part 3 (Deforestation causes) CBSE class 8 VIII | Summary and Q&A

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Biology Plants & Animal Conservation part 3 (Deforestation causes) CBSE class 8 VIII

TL;DR

Human activities, including overpopulation, agriculture, human settlements, and establishment of industries, are the major causes of deforestation.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What are the major causes of deforestation?

The major causes of deforestation include human activities such as overpopulation, agriculture, human settlements, and the establishment of industries and factories.

Q: Why does overpopulation contribute to deforestation?

Overpopulation leads to increased demands for food, shelter, and products obtained from plants, resulting in the clearing of forests to meet these demands.

Q: How does agriculture contribute to deforestation?

To meet the increasing food requirements caused by overpopulation, more agricultural land is needed, leading to the conversion of forests into agricultural land.

Q: How do human settlements impact deforestation?

Increasing human settlements require more space, leading to the cutting down of trees for residential development.

Q: How do industries and factories contribute to deforestation?

Industries and factories, including paper factories, require land and raw materials like wood pulp, resulting in the cutting down of trees.

Q: Are forest fires a natural cause of deforestation?

Forest fires can be a natural cause of deforestation, especially during extremely hot summers and mild winters. However, human activities can also cause forest fires.

Q: How do forest fires contribute to deforestation?

Forest fires can destroy thousands of trees each year, resulting in deforestation. These fires can be caused by extreme weather conditions or human activities.

Q: Why does the establishment of industries and factories lead to deforestation?

Industries and factories require space and raw materials, such as wood pulp, which are obtained from forests, leading to deforestation.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Human beings are the main cause of deforestation due to overpopulation and increased demands for food, shelter, and other products obtained from plants.

  • Agriculture contributes to deforestation as more agricultural land is needed to meet the increasing food requirements.

  • Human settlements require more space, resulting in the cutting down of trees for residential development.

  • Industries and factories, including paper factories, require land and raw materials like wood pulp, leading to deforestation.

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