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From 2001 to 2022, Honduras lost 1316kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 3.3% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Honduras from 2001 to 2022, 1316kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Honduras, the top 5 regions were responsible for 71.0% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Olancho had the most tree cover loss at 434.3kha compared to an average of 73.1 kha.

Olancho434.3kha
Colón188.9kha
Gracias a Dios153.0kha
Yoro91.3kha
Francisco Morazán67.0kha
From 2000 to 2020, Honduras experienced a net change of -254.9 kha (-3.00%) 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, Honduras gained 138.0 kha of tree cover equal to 0.11% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Honduras
Weekly Fire Alerts In Honduras
In Honduras the peak fire season typically occurs in April. There were 3067 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Honduras Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Honduras Compared to Other Areas
In Honduras there have been 3,067 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 2020, with 4,598.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 Honduras experienced a total of 24,279 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Honduras Battles Spate of Wildfires as Tree Cover Loss Intensifies

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