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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 - West Asia
Torstein Olsen and Einar Lieng, Statens Kartverk (for UNEP/GRID-Arendal)
Vast areas of the West Asia region are sparsely populated, and are showing low fragmentation, but these are the unproductive desert areas, which naturally have quite low biodiversity (although there might be rare species there).