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From 2001 to 2022, North Korea lost 271kha of tree cover, equivalent to a -1.4% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In North Korea from 2001 to 2022, 271kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In North Korea, the top 5 regions were responsible for 88.6% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Ryanggang had the most tree cover loss at 62.4kha compared to an average of 19.4 kha.

Ryanggang62.4kha
Chagang-do57.6kha
Hamgyŏng-namdo53.0kha
Hamgyŏng-bukto42.8kha
P'yŏngan-namdo24.3kha
From 2000 to 2020, North Korea experienced a net change of 75.0 kha (1.12%) 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, North Korea gained 288.5 kha of tree cover equal to 0.22% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In North Korea
Weekly Fire Alerts In North Korea
In North Korea the peak fire season typically occurs in April. There were 15 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 26 Feb 2023 and 12 Nov 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In North Korea Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In North Korea Compared to Other Areas
In North Korea there have been 15 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 879.

Between 26 Feb 2023 and 12 Nov 2023 North Korea experienced a total of 2,490 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

North Korea Confronts New Fire Incidents in Chagang Amid Ongoing Forest Cover Challenges

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