The country's total forest cover plateaued since the first Aquino administration, but geographical breakdown of the data shows a grim picture. Half of all provinces lost forest cover totallng more than 154,000 hectares in the past 12 years.
The Mimaropa region – covering Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan – has seen the worst deforestation in recent years. Caraga and the Cordillera regions offer hope.
Find out if your province lost or gained forest cover.
This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center’s Rainforest Investigations Network (RIN). To learn more about forest stories across the globe, visit the RIN fellows’ page here.
Infographics: Joseph Luigi Almuena