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From 2001 to 2022, Myanmar lost 4563kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 3.7% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Myanmar from 2001 to 2022, 4563kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Myanmar, the top 5 regions were responsible for 75.1% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Shan had the most tree cover loss at 1566.5kha compared to an average of 304.2 kha.

Shan1566.5kha
Tanintharyi510.9kha
Kachin487.2kha
Sagaing442.0kha
Kayin418.7kha
From 2000 to 2020, Myanmar experienced a net change of -1591.1 kha (-3.46%) 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, Myanmar gained 636.6 kha of tree cover equal to 0.49% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Myanmar
Weekly Fire Alerts In Myanmar
In Myanmar the peak fire season typically occurs in March. There were 15937 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Myanmar Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Myanmar Compared to Other Areas
In Myanmar there have been 15,937 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 2013, with 20,863.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 Myanmar experienced a total of 192,552 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Myanmar Confronts Surge in Fire Incidents Amidst Ongoing Tree Cover Challenges

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