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From 2001 to 2022, Botswana lost 1kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 6.2% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Botswana from 2001 to 2022, 1kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Botswana, the top 5 regions were responsible for 93.9% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. North-West had the most tree cover loss at 0.2kha compared to an average of 0.0 kha.

North-West0.2kha
الوسطى0.1kha
Chobe0.1kha
North-East0.0kha
Francistown0.0kha
From 2000 to 2020, Botswana experienced a net change of -1.3 kha (-0.71%) 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, Botswana gained 13.3 kha of tree cover equal to 0.01% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Botswana
Weekly Fire Alerts In Botswana
In Botswana the peak fire season typically occurs in September. There were 18605 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Botswana Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Botswana Compared to Other Areas
In Botswana there have been 18,605 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 2021, with 21,630.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 Botswana experienced a total of 110,813 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Botswana Battles Isolated Fire Incident Amidst Gradual Tree Cover Decline

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