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From 2001 to 2022, Thailand lost 2408kha of tree cover, equivalent to a -0.5% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Thailand from 2001 to 2022, 2408kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Thailand, the top 5 regions were responsible for 39.9% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Surat Thani had the most tree cover loss at 344.2kha compared to an average of 31.3 kha.

Surat Thani344.2kha
Nakhon Si Thammarat175.6kha
Songkhla158.6kha
Krabi145.8kha
Trang135.9kha
From 2000 to 2020, Thailand experienced a net change of 94.4 kha (0.38%) 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, Thailand gained 1842.4 kha of tree cover equal to 1.41% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Thailand
Weekly Fire Alerts In Thailand
In Thailand the peak fire season typically occurs in March. There were 2781 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Thailand Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Thailand Compared to Other Areas
In Thailand there have been 2,781 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 2014, with 6,208.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 Thailand experienced a total of 49,941 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Thailand Confronts Escalating Tree Cover Challenges with Latest Fire Incident in Yasothon

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