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From 2001 to 2022, Kosovo lost 16kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 1.3% net decrease in tree cover since 2001.

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

In Kosovo, the top 5 regions were responsible for 85.2% of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2022. Kosovska Mitrovica had the most tree cover loss at 3.4kha compared to an average of 2.3 kha.

Kosovska Mitrovica3.4kha
Pećki3.3kha
Prizren3.3kha
Pristina1.9kha
Gnjilane1.6kha
From 2000 to 2020, Kosovo experienced a net change of -4.8 kha (-1.12%) 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, Kosovo gained 9.3 kha of tree cover equal to 0.01% of the global total.
Russia37.2Mha
Canada17.0Mha
United States14.0Mha
Brazil8.1Mha
China6.7Mha
Weekly Fire Alerts In Kosovo
Weekly Fire Alerts In Kosovo
In Kosovo the peak fire season typically occurs in May. There were 11 VIIRS fire alerts reported between 6 Aug 2023 and 29 Oct 2023 considering high confidence alerts only.
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Kosovo Compared to Other Areas
Cumulative Fire Alerts In Kosovo Compared to Other Areas
In Kosovo there have been 11 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 144.

Between 6 Aug 2023 and 29 Oct 2023 Kosovo experienced a total of 443 VIIRS fire alerts (high confidence).

Kosovo Witnesses a Surge in Tree Cover Loss Over Two Decades, Latest Fire Incident Reported

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