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From 2001 to 2022, Macedonia lost 45kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 1.5% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Macedonia from 2001 to 2022, 45kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Macedonia, the top 5 regions were responsible for 26.7% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Novatsi had the most tree cover loss at 3.4kha compared to an average of 0.5 kha.

Novatsi3.4kha
Gazi Baba2.9kha
Ilinden2.3kha
Drugovo1.8kha
Dolneni1.7kha
From 2000 to 2020, Macedonia experienced a net change of -11.7 kha (-1.34%) 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, Macedonia gained 12.6 kha of tree cover equal to 0.01% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Macedonia
Weekly Fire Alerts In Macedonia
In Macedonia the peak fire season typically occurs in August. There were 78 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 26 Feb 2023 and 29 Oct 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Macedonia Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Macedonia Compared to Other Areas
In Macedonia there have been 78 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 2012, with 231.

Between 26 Feb 2023 and 29 Oct 2023 Macedonia experienced a total of 1,200 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Macedonia Battles Surge in Fire Incidents Amidst Declining Tree Cover

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