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Global tree cover loss by dominant driver 2020

Global annual tree cover loss in 2020, by dominant driver

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values based on original tree cover density greater than 30% in 2000.

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The release date is the date the data was accessed.
The source adds the following information: “tree cover loss” is not the same as “deforestation” – tree cover loss includes change in both natural and planted forest, and does not need to be human caused.

Tree cover loss from shifting agriculture refers to temporary loss or permanent deforestation due to small- and medium-scale agriculture.
Loss from commodity-driven deforestation refers to large-scale deforestation linked primarily to commercial agricultural expansion.
Values have been rounded for clarity.

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