Future of the Environment

5 maps that reveal the world’s remaining wildernesses

A flock of blackbirds perch in trees in the town on Hopkinsville, Kentucky February 16, 2013. Millions of birds have descended on the small Kentucky city this winter, fouling the landscape, scaring pets and raising the risk for disease.  REUTERS/Harrison McClary  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) - TM4E92G1KZ001

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.
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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.
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