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Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Human impact: Barents region 2002
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The greater region around the Barents Sea, with parts of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Russia, represents one of the most populated areas of the Arctic. The development of roads and other infrastructure fragments the fragile tundra and taiga and reduces the value of the habitats for larger mammals, such as reindeer, wolverines and bears.