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Global Forest Watch - Report

April 19 , 2024 91 days 278 0
  • The Global Forest Watch tracks forest changes in near real-time using satellite data and other sources.
  • India has lost 2.33 million hectares of tree cover since 2000, equivalent to a six per cent decrease in tree cover during this period.
  • Between 2001 and 2022, forests in India emitted 51 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent a year and removed 141 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent a year.
  • This represents a net carbon sink of 89.9 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent a year.
  • Assam had the maximum tree cover loss at 324,000 hectares compared to an average of 66,600 hectares.
  • Mizoram lost 312,000 hectares of tree cover, Arunachal Pradesh 262,000 hectares, Nagaland 259,000 hectares, and Manipur 240,000 hectares.
  • The GFW data showed that five states accounted for 60 per cent of all tree cover loss between 2001 and 2023.
  • The rate of deforestation in India was 668,000 hectares per year between 2015 and 2020, the second highest worldwide.
  • From 2001 to 2022, Odisha had the highest rate of tree cover loss due to fires with an average of 238 hectares lost per year.

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