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Forest Degradation Around the World

Edited by Mohd Nazip Suratman

Universiti Teknologi MARA


Zulkiflee Abd Latif

Universiti Teknologi MARA

Gabriel De Oliveira

University of Kansas

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Nathaniel Brunsell

University of Kansas

Yosio Shimabukuro

National Institute for Space Research (INPE)

Carlos Antonio Costa Dos Santos

Federal University of Campina Grande, UFCG

The growth in the human population has forced mankind to convert forested land into other land uses such as agricultural land, residential, urban, road construction and mining activities. The degradation of forest due to anthropogenic activities is significantly reducing forests in the world. These practices result in significant impacts on the forest structure, species composition and ecology, which will consequently reduce forest productivity and ecosystem functions. Due to deforestation, half of the earth's vegetation surface has reduced to one-third, resulting in large degraded areas. The significant reduction of the forest areas requires appropriate planning for sustainable management of the forests. This book reviews the extent and consequences of deforestation around the world. It highlights case studies of the causes of deforestation in Malaysia, Korea, India, Bangladesh, Columbia, Brazil and Mali. It is hoped that the book will provide insights on the importance of effective forest planning and management for the sustainable development of forest resources.

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Forest Degradation Around the WorldEdited by Mohd Nazip Suratman

Published: February 26th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77433

ISBN: 978-1-78923-834-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-833-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-315-5

Copyright year: 2020

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6065 Total Chapter Downloads

15 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

33 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Managing World’s Forests for Sustainable Development

By Mohd Nazip Suratman and Zulkiflee Abd Latif


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2. Forest Biodiversity and Deforestation in Bangladesh: The Latest Update

By Ahm Ali Reza and Md. Kamrul Hasan


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3. Colombian Forest Monitoring System: Assessing Deforestation in an Environmental Complex Country

By Edersson Cabrera, Gustavo Galindo, Jose González, Lina Vergara, Cristhian Forero, Alexander Cubillos, Javier Espejo, Juan Rubiano, Xavier Corredor, Leonardo Hurtado, Diana Vargas and Alvaro Duque


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4. Deforestation in India: Consequences and Sustainable Solutions

By Rima Kumari, Ayan Banerjee, Rahul Kumar, Amit Kumar, Purabi Saikia and Mohammed Latif Khan


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5. Forest Decline Under Progress in the Urban Forest of Seoul, Central Korea

By Chang Seok Lee, Songhie Jung, Bong Soon Lim, A Reum Kim, Chi Hong Lim and Hansol Lee


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6. Prologue: Sustainable Development, Economic Growth and the Fate of Tropical Forests

By Gabriel de Oliveira, Nathaniel A. Brunsell, Yosio E. Shimabukuro and Carlos A.C. dos Santos


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7. Estimating Aboveground Biomass Loss from Deforestation in the Savanna and Semi-arid Biomes of Brazil between 2007 and 2017

By Eduarda Martiniano de Oliveira Silveira, Marcela Castro Nunes Santos Terra, Fausto Weimar Acerbi-Júnior and José Roberto Soares Scolforo


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8. Economic Impacts of the Anthropic Effects of the Deforestation on the Rural Populations of Mali

By Amadou K. dit Amobo Waïgalo


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