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Analysis performed in November 2001, using the GLOBIO methodology as of November 2001, and the DCW (ESRI/NIMA) as data source, together with the GLCCv2 (USGS) landcover.
Land cover classifications has been used for the non-impacted (wilderness) areas in the map graphics.
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Human impact - Asian continent
Torstein Olsen and Einar Lieng, Statens Kartverk (for UNEP/GRID-Arendal)
Continental Asia is a hotspot for both biodiversity, wilderness abut also home to a majority of the World's population. The GLOBIO analysis shows that this region has seen quite significant human impacts, but with remaining wilderness in areas that has so far not been very attractive for human development - the Himalayas, the Tibetan highlands, and the Arctic regions of Russia.