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Summary

Vegetation maintains soils and prevents erosion. It plays a major role in the water cycle and directly influences the climate.

Soils deprived of vegetation are washed away by rain. The local climate is perturbed. The environmental consequences are considerable.

Learning goals

  • To illustrate the link between deforestation and the erosion of soils.
  • To understand the impact of deforestation  on the environment (ecosystem, climate, landslides…..)

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Vegetation cover helps combat soil erosion in two ways:

  • The roots of trees and shrubs absorb large quantities of rainwater. This augments  correspondingly the capacity of soil to be…

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