Logging – The business of cutting down trees and transporting the logs to sawmills
Logging is the process of cutting down trees and moving the logs from the forest to the sawmills.
One of the major causes of rainforest destruction is logging. Many varieties of wood are taken from tropical rainforests to make furniture, flooring, ornaments and other items. People in developed countries who buy certain wood products are contributing to the destruction of rainforests. Many rainforest animals cannot survive in the new, more open environment created by logging.
Another aspect of the problem is the reliance on wood from rainforests for firewood and building materials. In some areas with bigger human populations, the large number of people taking wood from a rainforest can have hugely damaging effects.