Deforestation In West Africa

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In the past 114 years, an abundance of the Earth’s species have gone extinct due to deforestation, and humans are mostly responsible. Environmentalist Ed Begely Jr, also a well know actor, said “I don’t understand why when we destroy something created by man we call it vandalism, but when we destroy something created by nature we call it progress.” (Begely,1). Deforestation is a global issue that impacts a wide range, including human and animal life ultimately leading to the destruction of a sustainable, diverse ecosystem.
Agriculture, the leading cause of deforestation is a major issue in some parts of the world, including West Africa. Agriculture is a major land use and is constantly growing. Roughly 50 percent of the world’s

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