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From 2001 to 2022, Morocco lost 55kha of tree cover, equivalent to a -6.5% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Morocco from 2001 to 2022, 55kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Morocco, the top 5 regions were responsible for 94.0% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Tanger - Tétouan had the most tree cover loss at 38.1kha compared to an average of 3.6 kha.

Tanger - Tétouan38.1kha
Taza - Al Hoceima - Taounate5.1kha
Meknès - Tafilalet3.7kha
Gharb - Chrarda - Béni Hssen3.0kha
Rabat - Salé - Zemmour - Zaer1.4kha
From 2000 to 2020, Morocco experienced a net change of 42.0 kha (3.41%) 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, Morocco gained 81.6 kha of tree cover equal to 0.06% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Morocco
Weekly Fire Alerts In Morocco
In Morocco the peak fire season typically occurs in July. There were 147 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 15 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Morocco Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Morocco Compared to Other Areas
In Morocco there have been 147 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 2022, with 250.

Between 15 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 Morocco experienced a total of 1,375 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Morocco Battles Escalating Tree Cover Loss with Latest Fire Incident in Casablanca-Settat

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