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deforestation
Definition

The removal of forest and undergrowth to increase the surface of arable land or to use the timber for construction or industrial purposes. Forest and its undergrowth possess a very high water-retaining capacity, inhibiting runoff of rainwater.

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Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/2036

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