Just 20 countries home to 94% of the world's remaining wilderness, revealed by CCI researchers in the journal Nature this week.
5 Nov 2018 - 12:00
CCI researchers, along with a team of international colleagues, have a new article in Nature showing that just 20 countries are home to 94% of the world’s remaining wilderness, excluding the high seas and Antarctica. Despite their incredible importance for biodiversity and humanity, wilderness areas and their values are completely overlooked in international environmental agreements. The paper warns that global conservation policy must stop the disappearance of Earth’s few intact ecosystems, withthe upcoming Convention on Biological Diversity meeting in Egypt, and the annual UNFCCC conference in Poland next month presenting prime opportunities to implement formal wilderness conservation targets. The full paper is available at https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07183-6.
Photographic credit to Gregoire Dubois, 2018.