These countries have gained more trees than they have lost

Surprisingly, 36 countries have gained more tree cover than they've lost over the past 20 years. Image: Unsplash/Alex Belogub

Katie Reytar

Research Associate, World Resources Institute

Darby Levin

GIS Analyst, Global Restoration Initiative

Elizabeth Goldman

Senior GIS Research Manager, Global Forest Watch (GFW)

Fred Stolle

Deputy Director, Forests Program, World Resources Institute

Mikaela Weisse

Research Analyst, Global Forest Watch


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In South America, Uruguay is the only country with a net tree cover gain. Image: Potapov et al. (2022), WRI

Tigray, Ethiopia, had a net gain in tree cover despite losses in the southern part of the country. Image: World Resources Institute

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