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From 2001 to 2022, Sweden lost 5498kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 3.5% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Sweden from 2001 to 2022, 5498kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Sweden, the top 5 regions were responsible for 48.3% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Västernorrland had the most tree cover loss at 656.1kha compared to an average of 261.8 kha.

Västernorrland656.1kha
Jämtland569.4kha
Norrbotten494.2kha
Västmanland472.3kha
Dalarna465.8kha
From 2000 to 2020, Sweden experienced a net change of -962.3 kha (-3.50%) 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, Sweden gained 1671.3 kha of tree cover equal to 1.28% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Sweden
Weekly Fire Alerts In Sweden
In Sweden the peak fire season typically occurs in July. There were 25 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 29 Jan 2023 and 22 Oct 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Sweden Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Sweden Compared to Other Areas
In Sweden there have been 25 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 2018, with 126.

Between 29 Jan 2023 and 22 Oct 2023 Sweden experienced a total of 515 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Sweden Witnesses a Single Fire Incident Amidst a Declining Trend in Tree Cover

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