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From 2001 to 2022, Guyana lost 241kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 0.4% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Guyana from 2001 to 2022, 241kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Guyana, the top 5 regions were responsible for 78.4% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Cuyuni-Mazaruni had the most tree cover loss at 77.0kha compared to an average of 24.1 kha.

Cuyuni-Mazaruni77.0kha
Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo33.9kha
Upper Demerara-Berbice28.4kha
Barima-Waini27.0kha
Potaro-Siparuni22.5kha
From 2000 to 2020, Guyana experienced a net change of -67.3 kha (-0.36%) 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, Guyana gained 30.5 kha of tree cover equal to 0.02% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Guyana
Weekly Fire Alerts In Guyana
In Guyana the peak fire season typically occurs in September. There were 521 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Guyana Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Guyana Compared to Other Areas
In Guyana there have been 521 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 521.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 Guyana experienced a total of 3,295 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Guyana Confronts Environmental Challenge with Recent Spike in Fire Incidents

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