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From 2001 to 2022, Georgia lost 11kha of tree cover, equivalent to a -2.4% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Georgia from 2001 to 2022, 11kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Georgia, the top 5 regions were responsible for 70.3% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Samtskhe-Javakheti had the most tree cover loss at 3.3kha compared to an average of 0.9 kha.

Samtskhe-Javakheti3.3kha
Kakheti1.3kha
Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti1.1kha
Imereti1.1kha
Abkhazia1.0kha
From 2000 to 2020, Georgia experienced a net change of 75.6 kha (2.32%) 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, Georgia gained 93.5 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 Georgia
Weekly Fire Alerts In Georgia
In Georgia the peak fire season typically occurs in July. There were 39 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 15 Jan 2023 and 10 Sept 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Georgia Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Georgia Compared to Other Areas
In Georgia there have been 39 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 2015, with 188.

Between 15 Jan 2023 and 10 Sept 2023 Georgia experienced a total of 1,149 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Georgia Battles Single Fire Incident Amidst a Trend of Net Tree Cover Gain

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