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From 2001 to 2022, Kazakhstan lost 64kha of tree cover, equivalent to a -0.7% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Kazakhstan from 2001 to 2022, 64kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Kazakhstan, the top 5 regions were responsible for 84.6% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. East Kazakhstan had the most tree cover loss at 19.9kha compared to an average of 4.6 kha.

East Kazakhstan19.9kha
Qostanay12.8kha
North Kazakhstan8.8kha
Aqmola7.5kha
Pavlodar5.5kha
From 2000 to 2020, Kazakhstan experienced a net change of 30.4 kha (0.77%) 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, Kazakhstan gained 71.2 kha of tree cover equal to 0.05% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Kazakhstan
Weekly Fire Alerts In Kazakhstan
In Kazakhstan the peak fire season typically occurs in July. There were 4434 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Kazakhstan Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Kazakhstan Compared to Other Areas
In Kazakhstan there have been 4,434 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 23,990.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 Kazakhstan experienced a total of 134,417 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Kazakhstan Battles Wildfires in Aktobe Region, Tree Cover at Risk

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