Causal Loop Diagram Example: Deforestation Causal Loop Diagram


This is a Causal Loop Diagram example created to visualize the major elements involved in deforestation, such as the demand for forest products, legal and illegal harvesting, planting of trees, etc. These elements impact each other positively and negatively and kind of impact is represented by + and -. For example, illegal harvesting has a negative impact on the total forest size.

To edit this Causal Diagram template, just click Use this Template to start. You can then complete your own Causal Diagram by modifying and completing the diagram.

What is Causal Loop Diagram?

Causal loop diagrams (CLD) are used in visualizing how different variables in a system are interrelated. CLD consists of a set of nodes and edges. Nodes represent the variables while edges are the links that represent the relationship between the variables. A relationship that results in positive outcome is marked positive and a link marked negative indicates a negative relation.

How to create a Causal Loop Diagram (CLP)?

Have you ever wondered how to create Causal Loop Diagram (CLP) easily with a CLP tool that has many great editing features? Visual Paradigm Online is the answer.

  1. Create a blank Causal Loop Diagram (CLP).
  2. From the diagram palette, select the symbols and drop them onto the canvas. Put them at proper place.
  3. When you are done, save it (File > Save as) to our cloud repository for future access. You can also export your diagram into an image (PNG, SVG, JPG, PDF and more) and share it with your co-workers.

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