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Fires

Active fire products from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) for the last 24 hours up to the last 90 days.
 
Fires legend

Active fires are located on the basis of the so-called thermal anomalies produced by them. The algorithms compare the temperature of a potential fire with the temperature of the land cover around it; if the difference in temperature is above a given threshold, the potential fire is confirmed as an active fire or "hot spot." Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) uses the active fire detections provided by the NASA FIRMS (Fire Information for Resource Management System).


  • Last 1 Day

  • Last 7 Days

  • Last 30 Days

  • Last 90 Days

Floods

Global historical and current flood events derived from news, governmental, instrumental, and remote sensing sources from the Dartmouth Flood Observatory and Flood hazard 100 year return period Layer from Global Flood Awareness System
 
Floods legend

Flood hazard 100 year return period

Inundated areas for flood events with a return period of 100 years, based on GloFAS climatology. Permanent water bodies derived from the Global Lakes and Wetlands Database and from the Natural Earth lakes map (naturalearthdata.com).

  • Shallow (less than 1m)

  • Moderate (between 1 and 3 m)

  • Deep (between 3 and 10 m)

  • Very deep (permanent water)

Droughts

The indicator shows the risk of having impacts from a drought, by taking into account the exposure and socio-economic vulnerability of the area, with particular focus on the agricultural impacts.
 
Drought legend

Risk of Drought Impact

The indicator shows the risk of having impacts from a drought, by taking into account the exposure and socio-economic vulnerability of the area, with particular focus on the agricultural impacts. Formerly known as Likelihood of Drought Impact (LDI), it differs from the latter in that soil moisture anomaly is now included and updated every ten days (dekad).

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  • Medium

  • High


See also the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) of last month.
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  • -2.0

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  • 2.5

Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies

The NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) twice-weekly 50-km Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly product displays the difference between today's SST and the long-term average. The scale goes from -5 to +5 °C.
 
Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly legend

The NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) twice-weekly 50-km Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly product displays the difference between today's SST and the long-term average. The scale goes from -5 to +5 °C. Positive numbers mean the temperature is warmer than average; negative means cooler than average. More at NOAA Website Please zoom out to see the layer

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Coral Bleaching Heat Stress Alerts

Level of stress of the Global Coral Reefs derived from NOAA Alerts Bleaching Alerts.
 
Coral Bleaching Heat Stress Alert legend

Level of stress of the Global Coral Reefs derived from NOAA Alerts Bleaching Alerts. More at: NOAA Website Please zoom out to see the layer

  • No Stress

  • Watch

  • Alert Level 1

  • Alert Level 2

Coral Reef Degree Heating Weeks

The DHW shows how much heat stress has accumulated in an area over the past 12 weeks (3 months).
 
Coral Reef Degree Heating Weeks legend

The DHW shows how much heat stress has accumulated in an area over the past 12 weeks (3 months). In other words, NOAA add up the Coral Bleaching HotSpot values whenever the temperature exceeds the bleaching threshold. More at NOAA Website Please zoom out to see the layer

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Ecosystems

Forest Cover

Global Forest Cover

20.6 % of which

21.18 % is protected

(May 2019)

Forest Cover - Country ranking
Lowest forest cover
Highest forest cover
Country Rankings based on the percentage of forest coverage.


© DOPA Services - Forest loss/gain layer (2001-2016) as derived from a global remote sensing product based on Landsat data. See http://www.globalforestwatch.org/ for more details

Forest area coverage (%)
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  • 1-3

  • 3-5

  • 5-10

  • 10-15

  • 15-20

  • 20-25

  • 25-30

  • 30-50

  • 50-75

  • 75-100

Forest area percentage


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Forest Gain

Global Forest Gain

0.24 % of which

5.56 % is protected

(May 2019)

Country ranking
Lowest forest gain
Highest forest gain
Country Rankings based on the percentage of forest gain between 2000 and 2012.


© DOPA Services - Forest loss/gain (2000-2012) as derived from a global remote sensing product based on Landsat data. See http://www.globalforestwatch.org/ for more details

Percentage of Forest Gain (2000-2012)
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  • 0.01-0.05

  • 0.05-0.1

  • 0.1-0.25

  • 0.25-0.5

  • 0.5-0.75

  • 0.75-1

  • 1-1.25

  • 1.25-1.5

  • 1.5-1.75

  • > 1.75

Forest gain percentage between 2000 and 2012


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Forest Loss

Forest Loss in Country

2.45 % of which

10.14 % is protected

(May 2019)

Country ranking
Lowest forest loss
Highest forest loss
Country Rankings based on the percentage of forest loss between 2000 and 2017.


© DOPA Services - Forest loss/gain layer (2000-2017) as derived from a global remote sensing product based on Landsat data. See http://www.globalforestwatch.org/ for more details

Percentage of Forest Loss(2000-2017)
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  • 0.1-0.25

  • 0.25-0.5

  • 0.5-0.75

  • 0.75-1

  • 1-2

  • 2-3

  • 3-4

  • 4-5

  • 5-10

  • > 10

Forest loss percentage between 2000 and 2017


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Permanent surface water

Net change (%) of permanent surface water (2018 – 1985)
 

0.04 % of which

7.85 % is protected

(May 2019)

Country ranking
Highest negative change
Highest positive change
Country Rankings based on the net change of permanent surface water between 2015 and 1985


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Net change (%) of permanent surface water between 1985 and 2015
  • less then -50

  • -50 to -25

  • -25 to -10

  • -10 to 0

  • 0 to 2

  • 2 to 5

  • 5 to 10

  • 10 to 15

  • 15 to 20

  • 20 to 25

  • more than 25

Permanent surface chamge percentage


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Land Degradation

Changes over 15 years (1999-2013) in the health and productive capacity of the land.
 

15.03 % of which

13.63 % is protected

(May 2019)

Land Degradation - Country ranking
Lowest Land Degradation
Highest Land Degradation
Country Rankings based on the percentage of lands with a declining agricultural productivity.


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Land degradation (%)
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  • 5-10

  • 10-15

  • 15-20

  • 20-25

  • 25-30

  • 30-35

  • 35-40

  • 40-45

  • 45-50

  • 50-100

Land degradation percentage


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Ecosystem Services

Total Carbon

Country total carbon (below ground C + organic soil C + above ground C)

1071.34 Pg of which

18.4 % is protected

Country ranking
Lowest amount of carbon
Highest amount of carbon
Country Rankings based on the total carbon


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Country total carbon (Pg)
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  • 10-25

  • 25-50

  • 50-100

  • 100-150

  • more than 150

Country total carbon (Pg)


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Land Cover

Natural Areas

Natural area coverage percentage

79.85 % of which

15.16 % is protected

(May 2019)

Country ranking
Lowest concentration of natural areas
Highest concentration of natural areas
Country Rankings based on the percentage of terrestrial natural area coverage


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Natural area coverage (%)
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  • 40-60

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  • 70-80

  • 80-90

  • 90-93

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  • 99-100

Natural area percentage


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Species

Number of Species

Number of Species in country
Number of Species - Country ranking
Lowest concentration of species
Highest concentration of species
Country Rankings based on the number of species


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Total number of species in country
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  • 1000-2000

  • 2000-3000

  • 3000-4000

  • 4000-5000

  • 5000-6000

  • 6000-7000

  • 7000-8000

  • 8000-9000

  • 9000-10000

  • > 10000

Number of species


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Number of Endemic Species

Number of endemic species in country
Number of endemic species - Country ranking
Lowest concentration of endemic species
Highest concentration of endemic species
Country Rankings based on the number of endemic species


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Total number of endemic species in country
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  • 200-300

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  • 400-500

  • > 500

Number of endemic species


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Number of Threatened Species

Number of threatened species in country
Number of threatened species - Country ranking
Lowest concentration of threatened species
Highest concentration of threatened species
Country Rankings based on the number of threatened species


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Total number of threatened species in country
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  • > 400

Number of threatened species


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Number of Threatened Endemic Species

Number of threatened endemic species in country
Number of threatened endemic species - Country ranking
Lowest concentration of threatened endemic species
Highest concentration of threatened endemic species
Country Rankings based on the number of threatened endemic species


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Total number of threatened endemic species in country
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  • 75-100

  • 100-150

  • > 150

Number of threatened endemic species


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Conservation

Terrestrial Protection

Terrestrial protected area coverage

14.7 %

(May 2019)

Country ranking
Lowest Protection
Highest Protection
Country Rankings based on the percentage of terrestrial protected area coverage


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Coverage (%)
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  • 5-10

  • 10-15

  • 15-20

  • 20-25

  • 25-30

  • 30-35

  • 35-40

  • 40-45

  • 45-50

  • 50-100

Percentage of terrestrial protected area coverage


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Marine Protection

Marine protected area coverage

11.42 %

(May 2019)

Country ranking
Lowest Protection
Highest Protection
Country Rankings based on the percentage of marine protected area coverage


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Coverage (%)
  • 0-5

  • 5-10

  • 10-15

  • 15-20

  • 20-25

  • 25-30

  • 30-35

  • 35-40

  • 40-45

  • 45-50

  • 50-100

Percentage of marine protected area coverage


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Terrestrial Connectivity

Terrestrial protected areas connectivity (protected land that is connected)

7.20 %

(May 2019)

Country ranking
Lowest Connectivity
Highest Connectivity
Country Rankings based on the percentage of terrestrial connectivity


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Connectivity (%)
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  • 40-45

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  • 50-100

Terrestrial protected areas connectivity percentage


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Pressures

Agricultural Lands

Agricultural Lands (% of global land area)

38.4 %

(May 2019)

Country ranking
Lowest concentration
Highest concentration
Country Rankings based on the percentage of agricultural areas in country


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Agricultural land (% of land area)
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Percentage of agricultural land in country


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Population

Global Population

7.7 billion

(2019)

Country ranking
Lowest number of people
Highest number of people
Country Rankings based on the number of people in country


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Number of people
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  • 35-50 M

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  • 75-100 M

  • 100-150 M

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  • 200-350 M

  • > 350 M

Percentage of agricultural land in country


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Population Density

Global Population Density

59.6 per km2

(2019)

Country ranking
Lowest density
Highest density
Country Rankings based on the population density in country


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People per km2
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People per sq. km of land area


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Population Growth

Global Population Growth

1.07 %

(2018-2019)

Country ranking
Lowest growth
Highest growth
Country Rankings based on the population growth in country


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Population growth (annual %)
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  • 2 to 2.5

  • 2.5 to 3

  • 3 to 3.5

  • > 3.5

Population growth (annual %) in country


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GDP

Global GDP

3.6 %

(2018-2019)

Country ranking
Lowest GDP
Highest GDP
Country Rankings based on the GDP in country


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GDP (Billion US$)
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  • > 5000

GDP (Billion US$) in country


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