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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 - Europe and the Near East
Torstein Olsen and Einar Lieng, Statens Kartverk (for UNEP/GRID-Arendal)
The assessment and modelling of current impact on wilderness show that there are few areas in Europe proper that have seen little human impact - it is all broken up by roads thus lowering the value of habitats primarily for big mammals. Areas with wilderness qualities can be found in the Arctic and further East in this analysis.