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Wildlife Conservation Society - WCS, and Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2002. Last of the Wild Project, Version 1, 2002 (LWP-1): Top One Percent Wild Areas Dataset (Geographic). Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4VM496V. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
Sanderson, E. W., M. Jaiteh, M. A. Levy, K. H. Redford, A. V. Wannebo, and G. Woolmer. 2002. The Human Footprint and the Last of the Wild. BioScience 52 (10): 891-904. DOI: 10.1641/0006-3568(2002)052[0891:THFATL]2.0.CO;2.
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Through analysis of the human footprint, we identified 569 wild places, representing the largest Last of the Wild in each of the biomes of the world. Although these wild places vary enormously in their biological productivity and diversity, they represent the least influenced or "wildest" areas in each of their respective biomes.
- Top 1% Wildest Areas (2.2 MB)