Washington excused its employment on the grounds that U.S. forces used it for purposes of “deforestation” and not against people.
My father always seemed to be traveling to some exotic place to raise awareness on deforestation issues and species protection.
There has been a big advance in the last year with the deforestation agenda.
The cutting down and removal of all or most of the trees in a forested area. Deforestation can erode soils, contribute to desertification and the pollution of waterways, and decrease biodiversity through the destruction of habitat.
The process of destroying a forest and replacing it with something else. The term is used today to refer to the destruction of forests by human beings and their replacement by agricultural systems.
Note: Deforestation is considered to be a main contributor to the greenhouse effect.