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From 2001 to 2022, Mozambique lost 4034kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 14.9% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Mozambique from 2001 to 2022, 4034kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Mozambique, the top 5 regions were responsible for 76.1% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Zambezia had the most tree cover loss at 1110.4kha compared to an average of 366.7 kha.

Zambezia1110.4kha
Nampula567.0kha
Manica480.6kha
Nassa457.8kha
Cabo Delgado455.6kha
From 2000 to 2020, Mozambique experienced a net change of -4314.3 kha (-10.21%) 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, Mozambique gained 583.2 kha of tree cover equal to 0.45% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Mozambique
Weekly Fire Alerts In Mozambique
In Mozambique the peak fire season typically occurs in September. There were 51962 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Mozambique Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Mozambique Compared to Other Areas
In Mozambique there have been 51,962 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 2014, with 63,670.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 Mozambique experienced a total of 653,816 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Mozambique Battles Tree Cover Loss, Latest Incidents Spark Concern

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