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From 2001 to 2022, Egypt lost 2kha of tree cover, equivalent to a -1.4% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Egypt from 2001 to 2022, 2kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Egypt, the top 5 regions were responsible for 87.4% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Kafr ash Shaykh had the most tree cover loss at 0.5kha compared to an average of 0.1 kha.

Kafr ash Shaykh0.5kha
Al Buhayrah0.4kha
Ad Daqahliyah0.3kha
Dumyat0.3kha
Bur Sa`id0.1kha
From 2000 to 2020, Egypt experienced a net change of 2.2 kha (11.73%) 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, Egypt gained 4.2 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 Egypt
Weekly Fire Alerts In Egypt
In Egypt the peak fire season typically occurs in May. There were 382 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 15 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Egypt Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Egypt Compared to Other Areas
In Egypt there have been 382 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 2016, with 565.

Between 15 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 Egypt experienced a total of 3,847 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Egypt Confronts Environmental Challenge with Recent Spike in Fire Incidents

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