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From 2001 to 2022, Iran lost 4kha of tree cover, equivalent to a -1.8% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Iran from 2001 to 2022, 4kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Iran, the top 5 regions were responsible for 95.3% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Mazandaran had the most tree cover loss at 1.5kha compared to an average of 0.1 kha.

Mazandaran1.5kha
Golestan1.4kha
Gilan0.6kha
Ardebil0.1kha
East Azarbaijan0.1kha
From 2000 to 2020, Iran experienced a net change of 31.7 kha (1.65%) 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, Iran gained 49.8 kha of tree cover equal to 0.04% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Iran
Weekly Fire Alerts In Iran
In Iran the peak fire season typically occurs in June. There were 9554 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Iran Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Iran Compared to Other Areas
In Iran there have been 9,554 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 2017, with 10,229.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 Iran experienced a total of 83,807 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Iran Faces Surge in Fire Incidents Amidst Growing Environmental Concerns

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