Why are forests affected by wars
Forests are affected by wars due to the destruction and displacement of people, animals and plant life. War can lead to deforestation, pollution, habitat destruction and the disruption of natural cycles in the environment. Increased human activity, disrupted wildlife corridors and clearing of land for military purposes can cause mass deforestation.
Conflict-related activities, such as the cutting down of trees for fuel or the use of explosives and landmines, can cause significant damage to forests. In addition, the movement of refugees and internally displaced persons can increase stress on the remaining resources, leading to over-exploitation of trees and soils. Finally, the lack of security and rule of law in unstable regions makes responding to forest fires or other environmental disasters difficult and can lead to the destruction of forest ecosystems.
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