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From 2001 to 2022, France lost 1392kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 0.1% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In France from 2001 to 2022, 1392kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In France, the top 5 regions were responsible for 79.5% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Occitanie had the most tree cover loss at 611.2kha compared to an average of 107.1 kha.

Occitanie611.2kha
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes144.0kha
Pays de la Loire123.6kha
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté115.2kha
Grand Est112.4kha
From 2000 to 2020, France experienced a net change of -8.7 kha (-0.05%) 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, France gained 695.7 kha of tree cover equal to 0.53% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In France
Weekly Fire Alerts In France
In France the peak fire season typically occurs in February. There were 117 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 15 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In France Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In France Compared to Other Areas
In France there have been 117 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 508.

Between 15 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 France experienced a total of 2,801 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

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