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In 2010, Sri Lanka had 3.53Mha of natural forest, extending over 54% of its land area. In 2021, it lost 13.3kha of natural forest, equivalent to 5.03Mt of CO₂ emissions.
Explore interactive charts and maps that summarize forest fires in Sri Lanka. Statistics – including regions with the most fire alerts and how current fires compare to historical trends – can be customized, easily shared and downloaded for offline use.