Forests

These charts show what forest loss looks like across the globe

In 2019, we lost the equivalent of a football field of forest, every 6 seconds. Image: REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Mikaela Weisse

Research Analyst, Global Forest Watch

Elizabeth Dow-Goldman

GIS Research Associate, Global Forest Watch

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History of tropical forest loss. Image: World Resources Institute
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Rank of countries that lost the most forest in 2018. Image: World Resources Institute
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Rank of countries that lost the most forest in 2019. Image: World Resources Institute
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Brazil's primary forest loss. Image: World Resources Institute
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Forest loss in indigenous territories. Image: World Resources Institute
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Indonesia continue a streak of reducing rain forest loss. Image: World Resources Institute
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Colombia's improvement in reducing forest destruction. Image: World Resources Institute
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