Let's look at the causes
The ever-growing human consumption and population is the biggest cause of forest destruction due to the vast amounts of resources, products, services we take from it.
Half the world’s rainforests have been destroyed in a century, at this rate you could see them vanish altogether in your lifetime! We must take action so that these forests, its plants and animals and us humans who depend on them continue to live. Deforestation is in fact considered the second major driver of climate change (more than the entire global transport sector), responsible for 18-25% of global annual carbon dioxide emissions.
Direct human causes of deforestation include logging, agriculture, cattle ranching, mining, oil extraction and dam-building.
Every year about 18m hectares of forest – an area the size of England and Wales – is cleared
World Resources Institute