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Fünf Länder besitzen 70% der letzten Wildnisgebiete

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November 14-29, 2018 -- Teilnehmer an der Konferenz der Convention on Biological Diversity treffen sich in Ägypten um einen Plan zum Schutz der Biodiversität über das Jahr 2020 hinaus auszuarbeiten. Vor diesem Meeting haben Forscher von der Universität Queensland und Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) zum ersten Mal eine Karte ausgearbeitet, auf der zu sehen ist, welche Länder noch unberührte Wildnis bzw. Land ohne Schwerindustrie besitzen.

Scientists say that 77% of land, excluding Antarctica, and 87% of the ocean has been modified by human industry and warn that urgent international action is needed to protect the planet’s few remaining wild places.

According to the study, published in the journal Nature, just five countries - Australia, the U.S., Brazil, Russia and Canada - hold 70 per cent of all the wilderness.

The researchers created a global map by combining 2016 data, which looked at the human impact on land, with 2018 data that analysed our impact on the oceans.

Wilderness, the study’s authors said, is defined as an area not subject to direct human use.

These areas are the only places on earth that have natural levels of biodiversity, and can continue to sustain plant and animal species on an evolutionary time scale.

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