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From 2001 to 2022, Ireland lost 147kha of tree cover, equivalent to a -22.5% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Ireland from 2001 to 2022, 147kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Ireland, the top 5 regions were responsible for 45.7% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Cork had the most tree cover loss at 22.7kha compared to an average of 5.7 kha.

Cork22.7kha
Wicklow14.0kha
Tipperary10.9kha
Galway10.4kha
Donegal9.2kha
From 2000 to 2020, Ireland experienced a net change of 189.6 kha (33.86%) 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, Ireland gained 284.3 kha of tree cover equal to 0.22% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Ireland
Weekly Fire Alerts In Ireland
In Ireland the peak fire season typically occurs in February. There were 5 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 1 Apr 2012 and 12 Aug 2012 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Ireland Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Ireland Compared to Other Areas
In Ireland there have been 5 VIIRS fire alerts reported so far in 2012 considering high confidence alerts only. This total is high compared to the total for previous years going back to 2012. The most fires recorded in a year was 2015, with 45.

Between 1 Apr 2012 and 12 Aug 2012 Ireland experienced a total of 133 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

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