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Erosion and deforestation HTML5
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.
- To illustrate the link between deforestation and the erosion of soils.
- To understand the impact of deforestation on the environment (ecosystem, climate, landslides…..)
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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