In 2017, the rate of forest loss was more than one football pitch per second. In total, that’s an area equivalent to the size of Italy

Worldwide

Tropics

The world lost 29.4m hectares of tree cover in 2017

Tropical forests equal in size to Bangladesh were lost in 2016

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2017

Brazil

Colombia

As a country, Brazil has seen the most tree cover loss

424,870 hectares of tree cover lost in 2017, up by 46% from 2016

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25

20

Down from the record high in 2016, but still higher than any other recorded year

Loss almost doubled from 2016

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10

5

0

DRC

Indonesia

1.5m hectares lost in 2017, up by 6.2% from 2016

Primary forest loss decreased in 2017, down by 88%

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25

20

Nearly 70% of the tree cover loss occurred in areas known as the rural complex

Primary forest loss reached the lowest level recorded in 2017

15

10

5

0

Worldwide

Tropics

Brazil

The world lost 29.4m hectares of tree cover in 2017

Tropical forests equal in size to Bangladesh were lost in 2016

As a country, Brazil has seen the most tree cover loss

30

25

20

Down from the record high in 2016, but still higher than any other recorded year

15

10

5

0

2001

2017

Colombia

DRC

Indonesia

424,870 hectares of tree cover lost in 2017, up 46% from 2016

1.5m hectares lost in 2017, up by 6.2% from 2016

Primary forest loss decreased in 2017, down by 88%

30

25

20

Loss almost doubled from 2016

Nearly 70% of the tree cover loss occurred in areas known as the rural complex

Primary forest loss reached the lowest level recorded in 2017

15

10

5

0

Worldwide

Tropics

Brazil

Colombia

DRC

Indonesia

The world lost 29.4m hectares of tree cover in 2017

Tropical forests equal in size to Bangladesh were lost in 2016

As a country, Brazil has seen the most tree cover loss

424,870 hectares of tree cover lost in 2017, up by 46% from 2016

1.5m hectares lost in 2017, up by 6.2% from 2016

Primary forest loss decreased in 2017, down by 88%

30

25

20

Down from the record high in 2016, but still higher than any other recorded year

Loss almost doubled from 2016

Nearly 70% of the tree cover loss occurred in areas known as the rural complex

Primary forest loss reached the lowest level recorded in 2017

15

10

5

0

2001

2017