2023’s Earth Day has brought our attention to the situation of forests facing deforestation across the globe! The following map shows the percentage of forest coverage by countries across the globe, places where forest is endangered by human activities, as well as detailed data on where the tree coverage has been reduced in the last 20 years.
Tree Coverage by Country
2023’s Earth Day has brought our attention to situation of forests facing deforestation across the globe! The following map shows the percentage of forest coverage by countries across the globe.
Key Stat: Over 60% of the world has less than 50% of forestry coverage!
Does this indicate decline?
Endangered Places around the World
The following map visualizes areas within countries around the world where forests are endangered due to human activities.
The 3 primary human activities that are detrimental to forestry around the world are::
- Mongabay Reports
- Palm Oil Production
- Soy Production Processes
Countries where urban expansion are taking place and heavy deforestation due to industrial process should be assessed to save their forestry as much as possible.
Brazil and a chunk of South America are heavily impacted by processes that are harming the Earth’s forestry. Initiative by world authorities and environmentalists should be taken to retain forestry and reduce these processes as much as possible.
Tree coverage loss since the year 2000
In this map. we mapped tree coverage data to show the tree coverage loss across the world since the year of 2000.
In North America, deforestation due to urban expansion remains the primary cause for tree coverage loss. In contrast, South America, Asia, and Africa are victims to industrialization.
A of Russia is also victim to massive amounts of tree coverage loss since 2000. Russia is believed to be the leading country in exporting wood, and they continue to deplete their forestry for exportation purposes.