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From 2001 to 2022, Montenegro lost 19kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 2.0% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Montenegro from 2001 to 2022, 19kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Montenegro, the top 5 regions were responsible for 55.1% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Nikšic had the most tree cover loss at 3.6kha compared to an average of 0.9 kha.

Nikšic3.6kha
Podgorica2.1kha
Pljevlja1.9kha
Cetinje1.5kha
Kolašin1.5kha
From 2000 to 2020, Montenegro experienced a net change of -12.2 kha (-1.82%) 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, Montenegro gained 9.8 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 Montenegro
Weekly Fire Alerts In Montenegro
In Montenegro the peak fire season typically occurs in May. There were 1 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 8 Jan 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Montenegro Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Montenegro Compared to Other Areas
In Montenegro 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 2012, with 366.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 8 Jan 2023 Montenegro experienced a total of 987 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Montenegro Battles Fresh Wave of Wildfires, Threatening Regional Biodiversity

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