Deforestation is when forests are permanently destroyed, and the land is used for other purposes
Some causes of deforestation are trees getting chopped down for oil, creating room for cattle ranching, harvesting timber to create commercial items, and making more land available for housing and urbanization
Some effects of deforestation are: - Global Climate Change - Negative effects on plants and animals
Palm oil is important because it is used in almost everything, two examples could be makeup and toothpaste.
Palm oil plantations destroy millions of acres of land per year, so Indonesia is trying to move palm oil plantations AWAY from forests and onto degraded areas!