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From 2001 to 2022, French Guiana lost 82kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 0.3% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In French Guiana from 2001 to 2022, 82kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In French Guiana, the top 2 regions were responsible for 100.0% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni had the most tree cover loss at 42.6kha compared to an average of 41.2 kha.

Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni42.6kha
Cayenne39.8kha
From 2000 to 2020, French Guiana experienced a net change of -22.7 kha (-0.28%) 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, French Guiana gained 10.1 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 French Guiana
Weekly Fire Alerts In French Guiana
In French Guiana the peak fire season typically occurs in April. There were 87 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 19 Mar 2023 and 19 Nov 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In French Guiana Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In French Guiana Compared to Other Areas
In French Guiana there have been 87 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 97.

Between 19 Mar 2023 and 19 Nov 2023 French Guiana experienced a total of 638 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

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