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From 2001 to 2022, Guinea-Bissau lost 198kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 16.8% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Guinea-Bissau from 2001 to 2022, 198kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Guinea-Bissau, the top 5 regions were responsible for 83.5% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Tombali had the most tree cover loss at 50.6kha compared to an average of 22.0 kha.

Tombali50.6kha
Bafatá32.8kha
Quinara32.0kha
Cacheu29.0kha
Gabú21.0kha
From 2000 to 2020, Guinea-Bissau experienced a net change of -180.0 kha (-7.65%) 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, Guinea-Bissau gained 43.3 kha of tree cover equal to 0.03% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Guinea-Bissau
Weekly Fire Alerts In Guinea-Bissau
In Guinea-Bissau the peak fire season typically occurs in April. There were 845 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Guinea-Bissau Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Guinea-Bissau Compared to Other Areas
In Guinea-Bissau there have been 845 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 2014, with 1,788.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 Guinea-Bissau experienced a total of 14,806 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Guinea-Bissau Grapples with Escalating Tree Cover Loss and Recent Fire Incident in Cacheu

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