This is one of the heavily debated topics not only in Sri Lanka but in most developing countries too. So we will see why this happens and how we can solve this issue or at least minimize the issue of deforestation in developing countries like Sri Lanka.
Reasons for deforestation
Clearing forests for housing schemes or to build the shelter for people due to overpopulation
Usage of forest trees to use for building wood-related structures or for the various product manufacturing ( eg roofs of houses, furniture manufacturing or paper production )
Commercial Farming in rural areas close to the forests
Construction of roads
Construction of industrial zones
Some ways to minimize deforestation
Grow trees for commercial use in bare lands
Grow trees in areas that cannot be used by humans or animals for any activity
Have better regulations to prevent illegal clearing of forests
Provide alternative lands for housing schemes and farming ( Should provide better employment and business opportunities for them in a new area. So everyone will prefer to move to new areas )
Build roads in a way to minimize the damage to forests ( eg Create roads similar to that of creating bridges over rivers. That is on top of concrete pillars ) and grow trees on an additional zone to replace the damaged areas.
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