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From 2001 to 2022, Burkina Faso lost 0kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 6942.4% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Burkina Faso from 2001 to 2022, 0kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Burkina Faso, the top 5 regions were responsible for 95.0% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Centre-Nord had the most tree cover loss at 0.1kha compared to an average of 0.0 kha.

Centre-Nord0.1kha
Haut-Bassins0.0kha
Boucle du Mouhoun0.0kha
Est0.0kha
Sud-Ouest0.0kha
From 2000 to 2020, Burkina Faso experienced a net change of -9.2 kha (-0.36%) 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, Burkina Faso gained 142.8 kha of tree cover equal to 0.11% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Burkina Faso
Weekly Fire Alerts In Burkina Faso
In Burkina Faso the peak fire season typically occurs in September. There were 2959 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Burkina Faso Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Burkina Faso Compared to Other Areas
In Burkina Faso there have been 2,959 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 2013, with 4,715.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 Burkina Faso experienced a total of 43,772 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Burkina Faso confronté à des incidents de feu récents dans la région du Centre-Nord

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