Wildlife Conservation Society: 77% of Wilderness Gone

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 01 November 2018


Vast Majority of Wilderness GONE

A wilderness 'horror story,'
Wildlife Conservation Society, October 31, 2018.



77% of Wilderness Gone
“...conservation scientists...say that just 23 percent of the world's landmass can now be considered wilderness, with the rest - excluding Antarctica - lost to the direct effects of human activities.”

End of Wilderness
“These results are nothing short of a horror story for the planet's last wild places. The loss of wilderness must be treated in the same way we treat extinction. There is no reversing once the first cut enters. The decision is forever."

Last Land & Sea Refuges
“Various analyses reveal that wilderness areas provide increasingly important refuges for species that are declining in landscapes dominated by people. In the seas, they are the last regions that still contain viable populations of top predators, such as tuna, marlins and sharks.”

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End of Culture
“The loss of wilderness is not just a biodiversity conservation and climate issue. Many wildernesses are home to millions of indigenous people who rely on them for maintaining their long bio-cultural connections to land and sea. Their loss is eroding many cultures around the world.”

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