Nearly 21,000 Hectares of Iranian Forests, Rangelands Burn Down Every Year

Nearly 21,000 Hectares of Iranian Forests, Rangelands Burn Down Every Year

Approximately 228,000 hectares of forests and rangelands have burned down in Iran between 2011 and 2021, an average of almost 21,000 hectares every year, according to Iran Open Data.

Analysis of official data shows that fires destroyed a total of 103,000 hectares of forests and 125,000 hectares of rangelands during these 11 years, the collaborative initiative said in a recent article.

Launch website