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The bar chart below shows the three main causes of land damage in four different areas.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
You should write at least 150 words. The bar chart shows information about the areas of land damaged by human activities in four major continents of the world.
The areas of land damage in Africa and Asia are similar, totaling approximately 1,200 million hectares for each, while in Australia and Europe the numbers are considerably lower, averaging between 300 and 400 million.
Looking at the causes behind land damages, we can see that in Africa, Europe and especially Australia, breeding is the leading cause of land loss, damaging approximately 500, 100 and 400 million hectares of land respectively. Next comes tree-cutting which takes away slightly larger areas of land than farming in all the three regions.
Asia shows a slightly different picture, where tree-cutting activities have led to the largest amount of land loss (450 million hectares). Breeding and farming account for the remaining damage, (380 and 420 million hectares respectively).
Overall, breeding causes the most pervasive damage to land around the world