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From 2001 to 2022, Bangladesh lost 228kha of tree cover, equivalent to a -10.4% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Bangladesh from 2001 to 2022, 228kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Bangladesh, the top 5 regions were responsible for 99.9% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Chittagong had the most tree cover loss at 213.5kha compared to an average of 32.6 kha.

Chittagong213.5kha
Sylhet8.0kha
Dhaka5.4kha
Rangpur0.5kha
Rajshahi0.3kha
From 2000 to 2020, Bangladesh experienced a net change of 202.5 kha (5.01%) 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, Bangladesh gained 317.9 kha of tree cover equal to 0.24% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Bangladesh
Weekly Fire Alerts In Bangladesh
In Bangladesh the peak fire season typically occurs in March. There were 797 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 15 Jan 2023 and 12 Nov 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Bangladesh Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Bangladesh Compared to Other Areas
In Bangladesh there have been 797 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 2014, with 1,070.

Between 15 Jan 2023 and 12 Nov 2023 Bangladesh experienced a total of 9,301 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Bangladesh Confronts Surge in Tree Cover Loss and Recent Fire Incidents

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