Deforestation is the destruction of forests in order to clear the land and make it available for other uses. Forests cover about 30 percent of the worldâ€™s landmass. But due to deforestation it is estimated that the earth loses 18.7 million acres of forests per year. In 2016, global tree cover loss reached a record of 29.7 million hectares.
Common methods of deforestation are burning trees and clear cutting.