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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 on biodiversity - Latin America
Torstein Olsen and Einar Lieng, Statens Kartverk (for UNEP/GRID-Arendal)
Latin America has vast tracts of sparsely populated areas of high biodiversity, in the Amazon and the Andes for instance. The GLOBIO analysis shows that these areas have seen little human impact, while the coasts and the plains have disturbed and fragmented habitats, particularily for large mammals.