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Environmental Terminology and Discovery Service (ETDS)

 
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deforestation
The removal of forest and undergrowth to increase the surface of arable land or to use the timber for construction or industrial purposes. Forest and its undergrowth possess a very high water-retaining capacity, inhibiting runoff of rainwater. (Source: GILP)

Terminology source: http://www.eionet.europa.eu

The removal of forest and undergrowth to increase the surface of arable land or to use the timber for construction or industrial purposes. Forest and its undergrowth possess a very high water-retaining capacity, inhibiting runoff of rainwater.

Terminology source: http://www.semide.net

The long-term removal of trees from a forested site to permit other site uses. [definition source: IUFRO Silva term database]

Terminology source: http://glossary.eea.europa.eu

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