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From 2001 to 2022, Ecuador lost 954kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 1.5% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Ecuador from 2001 to 2022, 954kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Ecuador, the top 5 regions were responsible for 63.8% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Sucumbios had the most tree cover loss at 164.5kha compared to an average of 39.8 kha.

Sucumbios164.5kha
Orellana143.4kha
Esmeraldas120.5kha
Manabi93.1kha
Morona Santiago87.5kha
From 2000 to 2020, Ecuador experienced a net change of -276.4 kha (-1.50%) 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, Ecuador gained 218.6 kha of tree cover equal to 0.17% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Ecuador
Weekly Fire Alerts In Ecuador
In Ecuador the peak fire season typically occurs in November. There were 307 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Ecuador Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Ecuador Compared to Other Areas
In Ecuador there have been 307 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 2022, with 2,233.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 Ecuador experienced a total of 10,954 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

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