TY - CHAP A1 - Eduarda Martiniano de Oliveira Silveira A2 - Marcela Castro Nunes Santos Terra A3 - Fausto Weimar Acerbi-Júnior A4 - José Roberto Soares Scolforo ED1 - Mohd Nazip Suratman ED2 - Zulkiflee Abd Latif ED3 - Gabriel De Oliveira ED4 - Nathaniel Brunsell ED5 - Yosio Shimabukuro ED6 - Carlos Antonio Costa Dos Santos Y1 - 2020-02-26 PY - 2020 T1 - Estimating Aboveground Biomass Loss from Deforestation in the Savanna and Semi-arid Biomes of Brazil between 2007 and 2017 N2 - 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. BT - Forest Degradation Around the World SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.85660 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.85660 SN - 978-1-78923-834-1 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-05-06 ER -