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Pressures on forests

2. For mining and farming
Another reason for clearing the TRFs is to exploit the many minerals that are found within the forests e.g. oil, copper, iron ore, bauxite and manganese.

Sometimes the natural forest is destroyed to make way for commercial plantations of one species only (e.g. rubber in Malaysia).

3. For housing

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