Deforestation is a process of cleaning or clearing the removal of a forest area or an area consisting of a large cover of trees. After clearing of the forest area, the particular area is used for non-forest purpose such as urban use, ranch use and farms.
There are certain places and countries in the world where deforestation is done at a large scale whereas some places hardly have any scope for the process of deforestation. The following are the top countries with the highest deforestation rates in the world.
Brazil is that country in the world which has the highest deforestation rate in the entire world. The total area of deforestation in Brazil is 3466000 hectares out of the 8515767 hectares. Indonesia is the country with the second highest deforestation rates as it has a total deforestation area of 1447800 hectares.
Another country with the highest deforestation rate is Russia which has a deforestation area of 532200 hectares followed by Mexico where 395000 hectares has been deforested.
Some other countries which are among the nations of the highest deforestation rates are Papua New Guinea, Peru, United States of America, Bolivia, Sudan and Nigeria which have deforested areas of 250200 hectares, 224600 hectares, 215200 hectares, 135200 hectares, 117807 hectares and 8200 hectares.