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From 2001 to 2022, Albania lost 44kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 3.7% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Albania from 2001 to 2022, 44kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Albania, the top 5 regions were responsible for 71.1% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Shkodër had the most tree cover loss at 8.6kha compared to an average of 3.7 kha.

Shkodër8.6kha
Korçë7.0kha
Dibër6.1kha
Lezhë4.9kha
Vlorë4.6kha
From 2000 to 2020, Albania experienced a net change of -24.2 kha (-2.70%) in tree cover.
  • The loss total is different from annual tree cover loss, as this data was created using a different method and forest definition. For gross or annual loss information, please see the tree cover loss widget.
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  • Disturbance represents areas that experienced both loss and gain between 2000 and 2020
From 2000 to 2020, Albania gained 16.5 kha of tree cover equal to 0.01% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Albania
Weekly Fire Alerts In Albania
In Albania the peak fire season typically occurs in June. There were 45 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 23 Jul 2023 and 12 Nov 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Albania Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Albania Compared to Other Areas
In Albania there have been 45 VIIRS fire alerts reported so far in 2023 considering high confidence alerts only. This total is high compared to the total for previous years going back to 2023. The most fires recorded in a year was 2012, with 786.

Between 23 Jul 2023 and 12 Nov 2023 Albania experienced a total of 1,729 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Alerta de Incendio en Albania Revela Tendencia de Pérdida de Cobertura Arbórea

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