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From 2001 to 2022, Suriname lost 226kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 0.4% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Suriname from 2001 to 2022, 226kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Suriname, the top 5 regions were responsible for 91.7% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Sipaliwini had the most tree cover loss at 110.3kha compared to an average of 22.6 kha.

Sipaliwini110.3kha
Brokopondo47.3kha
Para23.8kha
Marowijne18.2kha
Saramacca7.9kha
From 2000 to 2020, Suriname experienced a net change of -57.8 kha (-0.42%) 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, Suriname gained 23.7 kha of tree cover equal to 0.02% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Suriname
Weekly Fire Alerts In Suriname
In Suriname the peak fire season typically occurs in August. There were 208 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 12 Mar 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Suriname Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Suriname Compared to Other Areas
In Suriname there have been 208 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 2023, with 208.

Between 12 Mar 2023 and 26 Nov 2023 Suriname experienced a total of 1,068 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Suriname Battles Fresh Fire Incidents in Para District Amid Ongoing Forest Cover Challenges

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