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From 2001 to 2022, Latvia lost 857kha of tree cover, equivalent to a -0.1% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Latvia from 2001 to 2022, 857kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Latvia, the top 5 regions were responsible for 100.0% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Vidzeme had the most tree cover loss at 234.9kha compared to an average of 171.3 kha.

Vidzeme234.9kha
Kurzeme209.9kha
Riga146.0kha
Latgale139.5kha
Zemgale126.4kha
From 2000 to 2020, Latvia experienced a net change of 4.7 kha (0.14%) 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, Latvia gained 290.5 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 Latvia
Weekly Fire Alerts In Latvia
In Latvia the peak fire season typically occurs in March. There were 1 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 14 May 2023 and 14 May 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Latvia Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Latvia Compared to Other Areas
In Latvia there have been 1 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 2018, with 19.

Between 14 May 2023 and 14 May 2023 Latvia experienced a total of 45 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

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