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From 2001 to 2022, Barbados lost 0kha of tree cover, equivalent to a -2.9% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Barbados from 2001 to 2022, 0kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Barbados, the top 5 regions were responsible for 81.0% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Saint Joseph had the most tree cover loss at 0.1kha compared to an average of 0.0 kha.

Saint Joseph0.1kha
Saint Andrew0.1kha
Saint James0.1kha
Saint Peter0.0kha
Saint Thomas0.0kha
From 2000 to 2020, Barbados experienced a net change of 0.2 kha (2.02%) 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, Barbados gained 0.4 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 Barbados
Weekly Fire Alerts In Barbados
In Barbados the peak fire season typically occurs in January. There were 6 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 19 Feb 2023 and 26 Mar 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Barbados Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Barbados Compared to Other Areas
In Barbados there have been 6 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 8.

Between 19 Feb 2023 and 26 Mar 2023 Barbados experienced a total of 30 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Barbados Grapples with Tree Cover Challenges and Recent Fire Incidents

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