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From 2001 to 2022, Argentina lost 6550kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 9.1% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Argentina from 2001 to 2022, 6550kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Argentina, the top 5 regions were responsible for 85.3% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Santiago del Estero had the most tree cover loss at 1946.7kha compared to an average of 272.9 kha.

Santiago del Estero1946.7kha
Salta1413.3kha
Chaco929.8kha
Formosa736.7kha
Misiones561.6kha
From 2000 to 2020, Argentina experienced a net change of -3556.8 kha (-10.45%) 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.
  • Disturbance represents areas that experienced both loss and gain between 2000 and 2020
From 2000 to 2020, Argentina gained 1107.7 kha of tree cover equal to 0.85% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Argentina
Weekly Fire Alerts In Argentina
In Argentina the peak fire season typically occurs in September. There were 13026 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Argentina Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Argentina Compared to Other Areas
In Argentina there have been 13,026 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 2020, with 35,777.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 Argentina experienced a total of 210,163 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Argentina Grapples with Tree Cover Loss as Recent Incidents Spark Concern

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