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From 2001 to 2022, Poland lost 1296kha of tree cover, equivalent to a -3.9% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Poland from 2001 to 2022, 1296kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Poland, the top 5 regions were responsible for 48.9% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Mazowieckie had the most tree cover loss at 134.1kha compared to an average of 81.0 kha.

Mazowieckie134.1kha
Śląskie134.0kha
Świętokrzyskie132.1kha
Warmińsko-Mazurskie122.8kha
Łódzkie110.8kha
From 2000 to 2020, Poland experienced a net change of 406.7 kha (3.85%) 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, Poland gained 892.1 kha of tree cover equal to 0.68% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Poland
Weekly Fire Alerts In Poland
In Poland the peak fire season typically occurs in April. There were 25 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 7 May 2023 and 3 Sept 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Poland Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Poland Compared to Other Areas
In Poland there have been 25 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 2015, with 105.

Between 7 May 2023 and 3 Sept 2023 Poland experienced a total of 589 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Poland's Forests Face New Fire Incidents in Lower Silesian Voivodeship Amid Ongoing Tree Cover Challenges

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