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From 2009 to 2013, Saudi Arabia lost 0kha of tree cover, equivalent to a -111623.2% net decrease in tree cover since 2009.

In Saudi Arabia from 2009 to 2013, 0kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Saudi Arabia, the top 5 regions were responsible for NaN% of all tree cover loss between 2009 and 2013. Al Bahah had the most tree cover loss at 0.0kha compared to an average of 0.0 kha.

Al Bahah0.0kha
Al Hudud ash Shamaliyah0.0kha
Al Jawf0.0kha
Al Madinah0.0kha
Al Qassim0.0kha
From 2000 to 2020, Saudi Arabia experienced a net change of 7.6 kha (47.38%) 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, Saudi Arabia gained 7.6 kha of tree cover equal to 0.01% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Saudi Arabia
Weekly Fire Alerts In Saudi Arabia
In Saudi Arabia the peak fire season typically occurs in June. There were 762 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Saudi Arabia Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Saudi Arabia Compared to Other Areas
In Saudi Arabia there have been 762 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 2019, with 1,486.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 Saudi Arabia experienced a total of 8,115 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Saudi Arabia Confronts Trio of Wildfire Incidents Amidst Tree Cover Gains

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