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From 2001 to 2022, Dominican Republic lost 358kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 2.6% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Dominican Republic from 2001 to 2022, 358kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Dominican Republic, the top 5 regions were responsible for 34.4% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Monte Plata had the most tree cover loss at 36.2kha compared to an average of 11.2 kha.

Monte Plata36.2kha
La Altagracia25.9kha
San Juan22.6kha
Puerto Plata19.5kha
Pedernales18.7kha
From 2000 to 2020, Dominican Republic experienced a net change of -68.2 kha (-2.54%) 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, Dominican Republic gained 54.8 kha of tree cover equal to 0.04% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Dominican Republic
Weekly Fire Alerts In Dominican Republic
In Dominican Republic the peak fire season typically occurs in March. There were 400 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 5 Nov 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Dominican Republic Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Dominican Republic Compared to Other Areas
In Dominican Republic there have been 400 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 2015, with 409.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 5 Nov 2023 Dominican Republic experienced a total of 3,419 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Dominican Republic Faces New Fire Incident Amid Ongoing Tree Cover Challenges

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