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From 2001 to 2022, Vanuatu lost 16kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 0.3% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

In Vanuatu from 2001 to 2022, 16kha of tree cover loss occurred in areas where the dominant drivers of loss resulted in deforestation.

In Vanuatu, the top 5 regions were responsible for 92.8% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Tafea had the most tree cover loss at 4.7kha compared to an average of 2.7 kha.

Tafea4.7kha
Penama3.0kha
Shefa2.8kha
Sanma2.7kha
Malampa1.9kha
From 2000 to 2020, Vanuatu experienced a net change of -3.7 kha (-0.32%) 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, Vanuatu gained 0.3 kha of tree cover equal to 0.00% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Vanuatu
Weekly Fire Alerts In Vanuatu
In Vanuatu the peak fire season typically occurs in September. There were 11 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 8 Apr 2012 and 23 Dec 2012 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Vanuatu Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Vanuatu Compared to Other Areas
In Vanuatu there have been 11 VIIRS fire alerts reported so far in 2012 considering high confidence alerts only. This total is high compared to the total for previous years going back to 2012. The most fires recorded in a year was 2017, with 60.

Between 8 Apr 2012 and 23 Dec 2012 Vanuatu experienced a total of 271 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

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