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From 2001 to 2022, Tanzania lost 3021kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 14.5% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Tanzania from 2001 to 2022, 3021kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Tanzania, the top 5 regions were responsible for 53.8% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Pwani had the most tree cover loss at 407.1kha compared to an average of 100.7 kha.

Pwani407.1kha
Lindi374.7kha
Morogoro341.0kha
Tabora263.0kha
Ruvuma238.1kha
From 2000 to 2020, Tanzania experienced a net change of -3816.9 kha (-11.30%) 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, Tanzania gained 557.2 kha of tree cover equal to 0.43% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Tanzania
Weekly Fire Alerts In Tanzania
In Tanzania the peak fire season typically occurs in September. There were 19012 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Tanzania Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Tanzania Compared to Other Areas
In Tanzania there have been 19,012 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 28,110.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 Tanzania experienced a total of 276,422 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Tanzania Grapples with Escalating Tree Cover Loss and Recent Fire Incidents

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