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From 2001 to 2022, Brazil lost 66127kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 5.4% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Brazil from 2001 to 2022, 66127kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Brazil, the top 5 regions were responsible for 67.1% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Paraná had the most tree cover loss at 16330.1kha compared to an average of 2449.1 kha.

Paraná16330.1kha
Mato Grosso do Sul13171.7kha
Maranhão5881.4kha
Rondônia4949.0kha
Amazonas4020.6kha
From 2000 to 2020, Brazil experienced a net change of -28078.9 kha (-5.93%) 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, Brazil gained 8062.3 kha of tree cover equal to 6.16% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Brazil
Weekly Fire Alerts In Brazil
In Brazil the peak fire season typically occurs in September. There were 74713 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Brazil Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Brazil Compared to Other Areas
In Brazil there have been 74,713 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 127,793.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 Brazil experienced a total of 1,092,329 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Brazil Battles Escalating Tree Cover Loss and Fire Incidents in Maranhão

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