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From 2001 to 2022, Equatorial Guinea lost 139kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 1.5% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Equatorial Guinea from 2001 to 2022, 139kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Equatorial Guinea, the top 5 regions were responsible for 98.1% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Litoral had the most tree cover loss at 37.8kha compared to an average of 19.9 kha.

Litoral37.8kha
Centro Sur35.6kha
Kié-Ntem29.7kha
Wele-Nzas28.9kha
Bioko Norte4.4kha
From 2000 to 2020, Equatorial Guinea experienced a net change of -39.4 kha (-1.49%) 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, Equatorial Guinea gained 5.2 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 Equatorial Guinea
Weekly Fire Alerts In Equatorial Guinea
In Equatorial Guinea the peak fire season typically occurs in February. There were 2 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 26 Feb 2023 and 27 Aug 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Equatorial Guinea Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Equatorial Guinea Compared to Other Areas
In Equatorial Guinea there have been 2 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 14.

Between 26 Feb 2023 and 27 Aug 2023 Equatorial Guinea experienced a total of 76 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Bioko Sur, Equatorial Guinea Witnesses Significant Tree Cover Reduction

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