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 methodology 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.
From collection: Vital Arctic Graphics
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal