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From 2001 to 2022, Solomon Islands lost 219kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 0.8% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Solomon Islands from 2001 to 2022, 219kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Solomon Islands, the top 5 regions were responsible for 88.8% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Western had the most tree cover loss at 66.2kha compared to an average of 21.9 kha.

Western66.2kha
Guadalcanal50.7kha
Choiseul28.6kha
Isabel25.9kha
Malaita23.2kha
From 2000 to 2020, Solomon Islands experienced a net change of -22.8 kha (-0.84%) 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, Solomon Islands gained 4.9 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 Solomon Islands
Weekly Fire Alerts In Solomon Islands
In Solomon Islands the peak fire season typically occurs in March. There were 6 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 23 Jul 2023 and 29 Oct 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Solomon Islands Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Solomon Islands Compared to Other Areas
In Solomon Islands there have been 6 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 2012, with 40.

Between 23 Jul 2023 and 29 Oct 2023 Solomon Islands experienced a total of 59 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Solomon Islands Grapple with Tree Cover Loss and Recent Fire Incidents

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