Causes of Forest Denudation

The Philippines once vast, magnificent & inexhaustible forest lands are now barren & denuded wastelands as a result of the wanton destruction by various forces. Ninety percent (90%) of forest destruction caused by man through his activities as illegal logger, forest product gatherer, careless camper, forest squatter, ‘kaingin’ forest incendiaries, and miner. Forest are also destroy by natural phenomena like lightning, typhoons, strong rains, & long droughts. Forest fire also reduce to ashes large forest, insects, browsing animals, & diseases caused by bacteria & fungi are also contributing factors, through less significant to Philippine forest denudation.

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