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From 2001 to 2022, South Sudan lost 131kha of tree cover, equivalent to a -2.5% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In South Sudan from 2001 to 2022, 131kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In South Sudan, the top 5 regions were responsible for 94.0% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. West Equatoria had the most tree cover loss at 49.3kha compared to an average of 13.1 kha.

West Equatoria49.3kha
Central Equatoria39.8kha
Eastern Equatoria13.6kha
Jungoli12.3kha
Lakes8.4kha
From 2000 to 2020, South Sudan experienced a net change of 280.9 kha (1.05%) 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, South Sudan gained 1082.9 kha of tree cover equal to 0.83% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In South Sudan
Weekly Fire Alerts In South Sudan
In South Sudan the peak fire season typically occurs in December. There were 33216 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In South Sudan Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In South Sudan Compared to Other Areas
In South Sudan there have been 33,216 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 58,808.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 South Sudan experienced a total of 574,106 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

South Sudan Grapples with New Fire Incident in Unity Region

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