The world's carbon stores are going up in smoke with vanishing wilderness

Watson, James, Laurance, Bill, Mackey, Brendan, and Allan, James (2016) The world's carbon stores are going up in smoke with vanishing wilderness. The Conversation, 16 September 2016. pp. 1-4.

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[Extract] The Earths last intact wilderness areas are shrinking dramatically. In a recently published paper we showed that the world has lost 3.3 million square kilometres of wilderness (around 10% of the total wilderness area) since 1993. Hardest hit were South America, which has experienced a 30% wilderness loss, and Africa, which has lost 14%.

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Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: climate change, deforestation, forests, habitat fragmentation, roads, wilderness
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Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 05:33
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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