These natural causes cannot be helped but the same could not necessarily be said for the man-made causes. These are due to us, as humans, destroying our landscape and changing the world we live in. There are various ways in which man-made land spoilage is caused. Our population has continued to expand and we have created a huge demand for natural resources such as food and water. Agricultural land has been wiped out due to over grazing. As the number of people increases more homes have to be built. This, in turn, is causing deforestation as landscapes are cleared for living space. A lot of land spoilage that occurs comes from the amount of wasted food and materials made by humans. There are numerous landfill sites causing unsightly, dirty landscapes all around. Another man-made cause of land spoilage is mining. It is an issue that causes people to feel that their towns and surrounding areas lose their beauty due to the fact that the mining destroys vegetation in its area. Some people may feel that installations designed to help the planet, such as wind farms, are land spoilage. Although they are there to produce electric power, they can cause obstruction to beautiful views and people class them as ugly.
Land spoilage could be lessened by trying to reduce some of the man made causes. For example, recycling awareness has increased and will, in time, create less waste, hopefully eventually reducing the size and number of landfill sites. While natural causes cannot be prevented, effort is being made to replenish landscapes that have been affected.