Deforestation is defined as the large-scale removal of trees. It occurs all over the world, but mainly in tropical rainforests. Through the destruction of trees for different purposes, we have seen 50% of all tropical forests vanish. There are many different reasons why these forests are important.
Although these rainforests only cover 6% of earth, they are home to 70-90% of all insect species in the world, and the destruction of their habitat could cause a widespread extinction of different insect species.
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