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From 2001 to 2022, Brunei lost 30kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 0.6% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Brunei from 2001 to 2022, 30kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Brunei, the top 4 regions were responsible for 100.0% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Belait had the most tree cover loss at 13.4kha compared to an average of 7.6 kha.

Belait13.4kha
Tutong7.3kha
Brunei and Muara6.3kha
Temburong3.4kha
From 2000 to 2020, Brunei experienced a net change of -3.1 kha (-0.59%) 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, Brunei gained 7.5 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 Brunei
Weekly Fire Alerts In Brunei
In Brunei the peak fire season typically occurs in January. There were 1 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 18 Jun 2023 and 18 Jun 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Brunei Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Brunei Compared to Other Areas
In Brunei there have been 1 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 2016, with 21.

Between 18 Jun 2023 and 18 Jun 2023 Brunei experienced a total of 56 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Brunei Witnesses a Single Fire Incident Amidst Ongoing Forest Cover Challenges

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