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From 2001 to 2022, Bolivia lost 7269kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 5.2% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Bolivia from 2001 to 2022, 7269kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Bolivia, the top 5 regions were responsible for 96.6% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Santa Cruz had the most tree cover loss at 5015.9kha compared to an average of 807.6 kha.

Santa Cruz5015.9kha
El Beni1174.1kha
La Paz313.1kha
Cochabamba269.1kha
Pando251.1kha
From 2000 to 2020, Bolivia experienced a net change of -3324.4 kha (-5.61%) 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, Bolivia gained 617.2 kha of tree cover equal to 0.47% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Bolivia
Weekly Fire Alerts In Bolivia
In Bolivia the peak fire season typically occurs in September. There were 23010 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 22 Jan 2012 and 30 Dec 2012 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Bolivia Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Bolivia Compared to Other Areas
In Bolivia there have been 23,010 VIIRS fire alerts reported so far in 2012 considering high confidence alerts only. This total is high compared to the total for previous years going back to 2012. The most fires recorded in a year was 2019, with 48,622.

Between 22 Jan 2012 and 30 Dec 2012 Bolivia experienced a total of 280,828 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Bolivia Battles Rising Incidents of Tree Cover Loss and Fires in Santa Cruz

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