Definition Of Environmental Degradation

    environmental degradation

  • Environmental degradation is the deterioration of the environment through depletion of resources such as air, water and soil; the destruction of ecosystems and the extinction of wildlife. It is defined as any change or disturbance to the environment perceived to be deleterious or undesirable.
  • The reduction in an environment’s ability to support the biota that live within it through natural changes, the removal of a natural resource or the addition of a deleterious substance.
  • n: A reduction of an ecosystem’s or habitat’s ability to support its natural biota. 2. Depletion or destruction of a potentially renewable resource such as soil, grassland, forest, or wildlife by using it at a faster rate than it is naturally replenished.


  • The action or process of defining something
  • clarity of outline; “exercise had given his muscles superior definition”
  • (define) specify: determine the essential quality of
  • An exact statement or description of the nature, scope, or meaning of something
  • A statement of the exact meaning of a word, esp. in a dictionary
  • a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol

definition of environmental degradation

Maize field damaged by erosion

Maize field damaged by erosion
Maize experimental plot damaged by erosion causing environmental degradation. Photo by IITA. (file name: MISC_280). ONLY low res file available.

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Environmental degradation in Bangladesh due to climatic change.
Location: Satkhira, Bangladesh