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Last of the Wild terrestrial biomes, South America (2005)


Original Data Basin Creation Date
2011-03-07 10:47:31
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2011-05-11 20:46:34


The Last of the Wild represents the least influenced (most wild) areas of major terrestrial biomes. Most wild in each biome are defined as areas with Human Footprint Index values less than or equal to 10. The map shows the distribution of what remains the least influenced areas in each biome. The Last of the Wild Dataset of the Last of the Wild Project, Version 2, 2005 (LWP-2) is derived from the LWP-2 Human Footprint Dataset. The gridded data are classified according to their raster value (wild = 0-10; not wild >10). The ten largest polygons of more than 5 square kilometers within each biome by realm are selected and identified. The dataset is produced by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Columbia University Center [...]


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Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS); Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University<div> <br /></div> <div> <p>Original publication: Sanderson, E.W., M. Jaiteh, M.A. Levy, K.H. Redford, A.V. Wannebo, and G. Woolmer. 2003. The Human Footprint and The Last of the Wild. BioScience 52, no.10 (October 2002): 891-904</p></div>
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