Future of the Environment

5 maps that reveal the world’s remaining wildernesses

Just 23% of the planet’s land surface(excluding Antarctica) and 13% of the ocean can now be classified as wilderness Image: REUTERS/Harrison McClary

Steve Carver

Senior Lecturer in Geography,, University of Leeds

Lex Comber

Professor of Spatial Data Analytics, University of Leeds


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Scotland’s wilderness.
Image: Steve Carver, Author provided
China’s wilderness.
Image: International Journal of Wilderness

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Deforestation around roads in Rondonia, Brazil, 1984-2016.
Image: Google Earth
European wilderness.
Image: Steve Carver, Author provided
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