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Modified from analysis published in GEO3 Global Environment Outlook (2002)
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Human impact on the Arctic environment 2032 (markets first scenario)
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Human activities influence the environment and reduce the value of forests, tundra and plains in terms of original biodiversity and habitat. Primarily larger mammals are hit by the fragmentation caused by roads and pipelines. The GLOBIO methdology has modeled the future impact of human activities in the Arctic, as seen in this map. Infrastructure and settlements are used as proxies for human activities. The scenario used in this map is the 'Markest First' scenario from the GEO-3 Global Environment Outlook.