The conversion of forested land to non-forested land as a direct result of
Source: Forest Carbon Accounting
Deforestation refers to a non-temporary change of land use from
forest to other
land use or to the depletion of forest
crown cover to less than 10 percent.
Clear cuts (even with stump removal) if shortly followed by reforestation for
forestry purposes are not considered deforestation.
Dry Forests of
Afforestation - Forest
To read about this term in context:
GreenFacts Summary on Forests:
GreenFacts Summary on Forests & Energy: