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From 2001 to 2022, Norway lost 905kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 1.2% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Norway from 2001 to 2022, 905kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Norway, the top 5 regions were responsible for 63.5% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Hordaland had the most tree cover loss at 230.7kha compared to an average of 47.7 kha.

Hordaland230.7kha
Oslo112.7kha
Finnmark98.1kha
Troms67.4kha
Akershus65.8kha
From 2000 to 2020, Norway experienced a net change of -145.4 kha (-1.35%) 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, Norway gained 476.5 kha of tree cover equal to 0.36% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Norway
Weekly Fire Alerts In Norway
In Norway the peak fire season typically occurs in March. There were 2 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 7 May 2023 and 9 Jul 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Norway Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Norway Compared to Other Areas
In Norway there have been 2 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 23.

Between 7 May 2023 and 9 Jul 2023 Norway experienced a total of 123 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Norway's Forests Face New Challenges as Single Fire Incident Detected in Trøndelag Region

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