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Study the word list: GCSE Geography: Tropical Rainforests

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Word list: GCSE Geography: Tropical Rainforests

biodiversity Biodiversity is the measure of how many different species live in a particular ecosystem.
commercial Commercial farming is farming that sells produce for profit.
debt Debt is a sum of money owed by one country to another country.
deforestation Deforestation is the removal of trees to clear an area of forest for commercial purposes.
ecotourism Ecotourism is the responsible travel to natural areas in order to have minimal impact on the local ecosystem.
erosion Soil erosion is the removal of topsoil faster than it can be replaced.
extraction Mineral extraction is the removal of commercially valuable amounts of solid mineral resources from the earth.
farming Commercial farming sells produce to food retailers or food processing companies.
logging Logging is the business of felling (cutting down) trees for sale as timber or pulp.
minerals Minerals include ores, which contain metals, such as iron; precious stones, such as diamonds; building stones, such as granite; and solid fuels, such as coal.
reduction Debt reduction is the relief of national debt in return for the protection of rainforests.
relief Some countries receive debt relief in return for protecting their rainforests.
selective Selective logging is the process of cutting out mature or inferior trees, to encourage the growth in a forest or wood.
soil Topsoil is the most fertile and nutrient rich top layer of soil.
subsistence Subsistence farming is farming only for the benefit of the farmer and their family.
farming Agriculture is another word for farming.
sustainability Sustainability is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations.

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