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From 2001 to 2022, Venezuela lost 2346kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 2.4% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Venezuela from 2001 to 2022, 2346kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Venezuela, the top 5 regions were responsible for 57.1% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Bolívar had the most tree cover loss at 474.9kha compared to an average of 93.8 kha.

Bolívar474.9kha
Zulia241.8kha
Mérida232.1kha
Amazonas209.3kha
Anzoátegui180.2kha
From 2000 to 2020, Venezuela experienced a net change of -1368.9 kha (-2.49%) 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, Venezuela gained 491.4 kha of tree cover equal to 0.38% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Venezuela
Weekly Fire Alerts In Venezuela
In Venezuela the peak fire season typically occurs in March. There were 12284 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Venezuela Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Venezuela Compared to Other Areas
In Venezuela there have been 12,284 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 2020, with 21,469.

Between 8 Jan 2023 and 31 Dec 2023 Venezuela experienced a total of 143,959 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Venezuela's Tree Cover Faces Persistent Decline Amid Recent Fire Incidents

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