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B1000 is a dataset covering the Barents region. It is a project initiated by the regional mapping and land surveying organisations in northern Sweden, Finland, Norway and Russia, collectively called Barents GIT. The data are up-to-date, and based on the available data in each country. The DCW is a digital cartographic database based on the United States Operational Navigational Chart Series (ONC), scale 1:1,000,000. It was derived from flight charts made for aerial navigation. The data were collected between 1968 - 1989. The DCW was released by the DMA US Defence Mapping Agency in 1992.
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Impact of human activities on reindeer habitat - Barents region
Philippe Rekacewicz, Julien Rouaud, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The impact of infrastructure development on reindeer potentially threatens the cultural traditions of the Barents region indigenous people and their chosen way of life. The probability of impact on wildlife, vegetation and ecosystems is related to distance to different types of infrastructure. The distance zones of impact are lowest in forest and highest in open tundra. The extent of the zones are based upon several hundred field studies from international scientific journals. Impacts, modelled using the GLOBIO model, include reduced abundance of wildlife, reduced accessability to important grazing habitat, and changes in predator-prey relationship as a result of infrastructure and associated human activity.