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From 2001 to 2022, Gambia lost 1kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 126.2% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

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

In Gambia, the top 5 regions were responsible for 100.0% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Western had the most tree cover loss at 0.6kha compared to an average of 0.1 kha.

Western0.6kha
North Bank0.1kha
Maccarthy Island0.0kha
Lower River0.0kha
Banjul0.0kha
From 2000 to 2020, Gambia experienced a net change of -5.8 kha (-2.54%) 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, Gambia gained 15.3 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 Gambia
Weekly Fire Alerts In Gambia
In Gambia the peak fire season typically occurs in February. There were 610 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Gambia Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Gambia Compared to Other Areas
In Gambia there have been 610 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 2023, with 610.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 Gambia experienced a total of 4,866 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

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