3.5 to 7 billion trees are cut down per day. It's estimated that the world lost 502,000 square miles of forest an area larger than South Africa between 1990 and 2016
Deforestation has many negative effects such as, our water cycle is messed up, soil erosion occurs, loss of habitat for plants and animals, climate change, loss of biodiversity, increases toxic gases in the air since trees produce oxygen, pollution, and an increased risk of flooding and mud slides.
Eliminating all deforestation is unrealistic but here is some solutions that can greatly decrease the negativity of deforestation. Those solutions are eliminating clear cutting, planting new trees after cutting down new trees, promoting bio energy, using eco foresting methods, creating protected areas, stopping illegal logging, and simply recycling! When we all work together we can put a stop to deforestation.