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From 2001 to 2022, Somalia lost 4kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 4.1% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Somalia from 2001 to 2022, 4kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Somalia, the top 5 regions were responsible for 99.0% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Jubbada Dhexe had the most tree cover loss at 2.1kha compared to an average of 0.2 kha.

Jubbada Dhexe2.1kha
Jubbada Hoose1.5kha
Shabeellaha Hoose0.5kha
Shabeellaha Dhexe0.2kha
Bay0.1kha
From 2000 to 2020, Somalia experienced a net change of -3.6 kha (-2.04%) 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, Somalia gained 4.2 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 Somalia
Weekly Fire Alerts In Somalia
In Somalia the peak fire season typically occurs in February. There were 30 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 15 Jan 2023 and 27 Aug 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Somalia Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Somalia Compared to Other Areas
In Somalia there have been 30 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 354.

Between 15 Jan 2023 and 27 Aug 2023 Somalia experienced a total of 1,499 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Somalia Confronts Fresh Fire Incidents Amid Ongoing Deforestation Challenges

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