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From 2001 to 2022, Hong Kong lost 1kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 0.1% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Hong Kong from 2001 to 2022, 1kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Hong Kong, the top 5 regions were responsible for 74.8% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Sha Tin had the most tree cover loss at 0.2kha compared to an average of 0.0 kha.

Sha Tin0.2kha
Tuen Mun0.1kha
Tai Po0.1kha
North0.1kha
Sai Kung0.1kha
From 2000 to 2020, Hong Kong experienced a net change of -0.1 kha (-0.12%) 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, Hong Kong gained 0.7 kha of tree cover equal to 0.00% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Hong Kong
Weekly Fire Alerts In Hong Kong
In Hong Kong the peak fire season typically occurs in February. There were 4 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 15 Oct 2013 and 31 Dec 2013 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Hong Kong Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Hong Kong Compared to Other Areas
In Hong Kong there have been 4 VIIRS fire alerts reported so far in 2013 considering high confidence alerts only. This total is high compared to the total for previous years going back to 2013. The most fires recorded in a year was 2021, with 11.

Between 15 Oct 2013 and 31 Dec 2013 Hong Kong experienced a total of 39 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Hong Kong Battles Tree Cover Challenges Amid New Fire Incident in New Territories

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