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From 2001 to 2022, Chad lost 60kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 205.9% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Chad from 2001 to 2022, 60kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Chad, the top 5 regions were responsible for 99.6% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Mandoul had the most tree cover loss at 32.4kha compared to an average of 2.6 kha.

Mandoul32.4kha
Logone Oriental19.0kha
Moyen-Chari5.7kha
Mayo-Kebbi Ouest2.5kha
Logone Occidental0.7kha
From 2000 to 2020, Chad experienced a net change of -843.8 kha (-7.83%) 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, Chad gained 256.6 kha of tree cover equal to 0.20% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Chad
Weekly Fire Alerts In Chad
In Chad the peak fire season typically occurs in November. There were 7615 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Chad Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Chad Compared to Other Areas
In Chad there have been 7,615 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 2016, with 18,946.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 Chad experienced a total of 183,232 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Chad Confronts Escalating Tree Cover Loss Amid Latest Fire Incident

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