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 world’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.