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From 2001 to 2022, Niger lost 0kha of tree cover, equivalent to a -206759.3% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Niger from 2001 to 2022, 0kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Niger, the top 5 regions were responsible for 100.0% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Tillabéry had the most tree cover loss at 0.0kha compared to an average of 0.0 kha.

Tillabéry0.0kha
Dosso0.0kha
Diffa0.0kha
Agadez0.0kha
Maradi0.0kha
From 2000 to 2020, Niger experienced a net change of 4.8 kha (30.32%) 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, Niger gained 5.8 kha of tree cover equal to 0.00% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Niger
Weekly Fire Alerts In Niger
In Niger the peak fire season typically occurs in September. There were 648 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Niger Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Niger Compared to Other Areas
In Niger there have been 648 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 2021, with 1,239.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 Niger experienced a total of 9,511 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Niger Confronts Environmental Challenge as Latest Fire Incident Strikes Tillabéri Region

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