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World Protected Areas Database, UNEP-WCMC (2005). Russian data protected areas digitized by WWF in 2005 from official sources. Wilderness from analysis by UNEP-WCMC (2001).
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Protected areas and wilderness
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Wilderness areas in the Arctic, representing vast expanses of tundra and taiga that sees very little human disturbance and stress have been determined by an analysis prepared by the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre in 2001. Overlaid with protected areas, this graphic highlights the areas that are currently not under International protection, and thus should be made a priority for conservation.