Tropical forest loss reduced in 2023

Global data released today show a decline in loss of primary forest in the tropics. Significant reductions in key countries such as Brazil and Colombia highlight the importance of political will and effective policy measures in forest protection.

Global Forest Watch and University of Maryland have today presented its yearly data on primary forest loss. The figures show that the global loss of tropical primary forest was reduced by 9 per cent, or 380 000 ha in 2023. However, rates remain high, and the world is still off track to reach the global goal of eliminating and reversing tropical deforestation by 2030.

Explore the data at Global Forest Watch: Forest Monitoring, Land Use & Deforestation Trends | Global Forest Watch