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From 2001 to 2022, Colombia lost 5194kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 2.1% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Colombia from 2001 to 2022, 5194kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Colombia, the top 5 regions were responsible for 52.3% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Caquetá had the most tree cover loss at 772.5kha compared to an average of 162.3 kha.

Caquetá772.5kha
Meta647.2kha
Antioquia565.5kha
Guaviare409.4kha
Putumayo322.6kha
From 2000 to 2020, Colombia experienced a net change of -1740.8 kha (-2.20%) 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, Colombia gained 1085.2 kha of tree cover equal to 0.83% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Colombia
Weekly Fire Alerts In Colombia
In Colombia the peak fire season typically occurs in February. There were 4165 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Colombia Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Colombia Compared to Other Areas
In Colombia there have been 4,165 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 7,511.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 Colombia experienced a total of 60,906 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Colombia's Forests Under Threat: Recent Alerts Signal Continuing Deforestation

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