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From 2001 to 2016, Reunion lost 6kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 0.0% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Reunion from 2001 to 2016, 6kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Reunion, the top 4 regions were responsible for 100.0% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2016. Saint-Pierre had the most tree cover loss at 2.7kha compared to an average of 1.4 kha.

Saint-Pierre2.7kha
Saint-Paul1.3kha
Saint-Benoît1.2kha
Saint-Denis0.5kha
From 2000 to 2020, Reunion experienced a net change of 0.0 kha (0.00%) 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, Reunion gained 0.0 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 Reunion
Weekly Fire Alerts In Reunion
In Reunion the peak fire season typically occurs in July. There were 69 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 2 Jul 2023 and 1 Oct 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Reunion Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Reunion Compared to Other Areas
In Reunion there have been 69 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 580.

Between 2 Jul 2023 and 1 Oct 2023 Reunion experienced a total of 1,722 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

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