Environmental Hazards IV

Basic Science JSS3 First term

Sub-theme: learning about our environment


Environmental Hazards IV

Performance objectives

Students should be able to:

  1. Define deforestation
  2. List reasons for deforestation
  3. State the effect of deforestation on plants and animal population
  4. State the regulations on deforestation.



Deforestation is the act of cutting down trees in an area.

Forests are of great importance to us and to our environment. But the rates at which trees and forests are cleared are so alarming and could lead to deforestation. Trees are cut down indiscriminately for timbers, firewood, etc. which could pose serious environmental and climatic problems as wildlife is widely affected, leading to the destruction of the animal habitats, wildlife extinction, and soil erosion.

Reasons for deforestation

  1. Production of timber.... View More

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