Want to hear some good environmental news? Well how about the fact that the earth is not running out of wilderness areas, after all? That is the conclusion of a major new report by Conservation International that surprised even the study’s authors. The report, conducted by hundreds of scientists over two years, found that wilderness areas cover nearly half the earth’s land surface, and have only declined a few percentage points due to human activity. These areas, which have very low population levels, comprise an enormous landmass equivalent to the six largest countries on earth combined — Russia, Canada, China, the U.S., Brazil, and Australia. So it looks claims of ecological doomsday will have to wait at least another year.

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  • Christina Norman

    Christina Norman serves as the Director of Development for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow. She is also responsible for CFACT’s website building, web maintenance, and graphic design. Christina holds a BA from the University of MN-Duluth and is a graduate of the Koch Associate Program. Christina is passionate about the environment and outdoors, particularly our lakes and rivers in Minnesota. She and her husband live in Lake Elmo, and have 3 beautiful children.