Over half of the world’s forests have been destroyed in the last 10,000 or so years, the majority of this loss has occurred in the last 50 years, occurring simultaneously with a massive increase in the human population. The incredible scale of this loss has led to significant changes throughout many parts of the world, and in recent years these changes have been accelerating. These changes include: large scale extinction events, desertification, climatic changes, topsoil loss, flooding, famine, disease outbreaks, and insect ‘plagues’, among others.... http://scienceheathen.com/2012/12/13/deforestation-effects-causes-and-examples-top-10-list/
This article explains the devastation and effects of deforestation. When reading this article, clearly notice how bad the effect has been on not only the environment and forests but also the animals. For example it is estimated that the planet is losing 137 plant, animal and insect species every day as a result of rainforest deforestation. That’s roughly 50,000 species going extinct every year.