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From 2001 to 2022, Gabon lost 506kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 0.4% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Gabon from 2001 to 2022, 506kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Gabon, the top 5 regions were responsible for 67.6% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Ngounié had the most tree cover loss at 86.1kha compared to an average of 56.2 kha.

Ngounié86.1kha
Haut-Ogooué81.1kha
Wouleu-Ntem67.7kha
Estuaire58.7kha
Ogooué-Lolo48.2kha
From 2000 to 2020, Gabon experienced a net change of -99.0 kha (-0.41%) 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, Gabon gained 50.0 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 Gabon
Weekly Fire Alerts In Gabon
In Gabon the peak fire season typically occurs in July. There were 273 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 29 Jan 2023 and 24 Sept 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Gabon Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Gabon Compared to Other Areas
In Gabon there have been 273 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 2012, with 426.

Between 29 Jan 2023 and 24 Sept 2023 Gabon experienced a total of 3,653 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Gabon Confronts Fresh Fire Incidents in Haut-Ogooue Amid Ongoing Forest Cover Challenges

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