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From 2001 to 2022, Canada lost 48911kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 2.0% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Canada from 2001 to 2022, 48911kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Canada, the top 5 regions were responsible for 73.1% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. British Columbia had the most tree cover loss at 8948.6kha compared to an average of 3762.4 kha.

British Columbia8948.6kha
From 2000 to 2020, Canada experienced a net change of -8200.2 kha (-2.76%) 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, Canada gained 16965.3 kha of tree cover equal to 12.97% of the global total.
United States14.0Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Canada
Weekly Fire Alerts In Canada
In Canada the peak fire season typically occurs in June. There were 105722 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Canada Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Canada Compared to Other Areas
In Canada there have been 105,722 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 2023, with 105,722.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 Canada experienced a total of 303,614 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Multiples incidents de feux de forêt en Colombie-Britannique, Canada, signalent une tendance alarmante

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