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From 2001 to 2022, Bahamas lost 27kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 1.4% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Bahamas from 2001 to 2022, 27kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Bahamas, the top 5 regions were responsible for 50.8% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. North Andros had the most tree cover loss at 4.3kha compared to an average of 0.8 kha.

North Andros4.3kha
Cat Island2.9kha
East Grand Bahama2.4kha
West Grand Bahama2.2kha
South Abaco1.9kha
From 2000 to 2020, Bahamas experienced a net change of -4.3 kha (-4.09%) 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, Bahamas gained 6.3 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 Bahamas
Weekly Fire Alerts In Bahamas
In Bahamas the peak fire season typically occurs in March. There were 53 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 15 Jan 2023 and 10 Sept 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Bahamas Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Bahamas Compared to Other Areas
In Bahamas there have been 53 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 2013, with 149.

Between 15 Jan 2023 and 10 Sept 2023 Bahamas experienced a total of 736 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

North Abaco, Bahamas Hit by Series of Fire Incidents, Highlighting Environmental Concerns

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