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From 2001 to 2022, Lithuania lost 395kha of tree cover, equivalent to a -5.3% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Lithuania from 2001 to 2022, 395kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Lithuania, the top 5 regions were responsible for 67.0% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Šiauliai had the most tree cover loss at 72.7kha compared to an average of 39.5 kha.

Šiauliai72.7kha
Alytaus53.4kha
Kauno48.4kha
Taurages46.4kha
Panevezio44.2kha
From 2000 to 2020, Lithuania experienced a net change of 124.9 kha (5.80%) 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, Lithuania gained 241.5 kha of tree cover equal to 0.18% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Lithuania
Weekly Fire Alerts In Lithuania
In Lithuania the peak fire season typically occurs in February. There were 7 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 23 Apr 2023 and 20 Aug 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Lithuania Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Lithuania Compared to Other Areas
In Lithuania there have been 7 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 2014, with 10.

Between 23 Apr 2023 and 20 Aug 2023 Lithuania experienced a total of 51 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

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