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From 2001 to 2022, Russia lost 80296kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 0.0% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Russia from 2001 to 2022, 80296kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Russia, the top 5 regions were responsible for 65.0% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Sakha had the most tree cover loss at 23906.9kha compared to an average of 967.4 kha.

Sakha23906.9kha
Krasnoyarsk11511.9kha
Irkutsk9674.4kha
Khabarovsk3771.2kha
Amur3360.2kha
From 2000 to 2020, Russia experienced a net change of -176.1 kha (-0.02%) 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, Russia gained 37220.8 kha of tree cover equal to 28.45% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Russia
Weekly Fire Alerts In Russia
In Russia the peak fire season typically occurs in July. There were 44283 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Russia Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Russia Compared to Other Areas
In Russia there have been 44,283 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 92,720.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 Russia experienced a total of 703,616 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Russia Battles Wildfires in Sakha Republic as Tree Cover Loss Trends Upward

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