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From 2001 to 2022, Algeria lost 205kha of tree cover, equivalent to a -2.1% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Algeria from 2001 to 2022, 205kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Algeria, the top 5 regions were responsible for 59.0% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. El Tarf had the most tree cover loss at 45.1kha compared to an average of 4.3 kha.

El Tarf45.1kha
Souk Ahras28.0kha
Guelma17.8kha
Blida17.1kha
Tlemcen13.2kha
From 2000 to 2020, Algeria experienced a net change of 25.1 kha (1.43%) 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, Algeria gained 89.2 kha of tree cover equal to 0.07% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Algeria
Weekly Fire Alerts In Algeria
In Algeria the peak fire season typically occurs in July. There were 1548 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Algeria Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Algeria Compared to Other Areas
In Algeria there have been 1,548 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 2012, with 5,491.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 Algeria experienced a total of 36,479 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Algeria Battles Surge in Wildfires, Sees Significant Tree Cover Disruption

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