Forest is life and thus we need forest rather than development.
1) Forest helps other organisms by providing oxygen and take in the carbon dioxide that we give out which is most important rather than development.
2) Forest plays a main role in the food chain as other organisms directly or indirectly depend on plants for food to live.
3) Forest helps in reducing the carbon content in the atmosphere which is otherwise causes Global warming.
So i would like to conclude by saying "No forest , No life. No life , No development".