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What is true wilderness? No electricity? No cell phone coverage? No roads? No trails? No people within X km? I was looking at the Canadian Continental Trail. It starts in Waterton Park, and comes north through various provincial parks, Banff, Jasper, Willmore, and Kakwa wilderness areas... ... and stops. There is no route north for the next several ...


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What percentage of the world is “true wilderness”? It looks like that just around 23% of the planet’s land surface (excluding Antarctica) and 13% of the ocean can now be classified as wilderness, representing nearly a 10% decline over the last 20 years! There aren’t many corners of the world left untouched by humanity. Recent research has highlighted that ...


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An article titled "A global map of roadless areas and their conservation status" in Science looked into this very question. Abstract is below. Note that the 7% figure refers to the total number of wilderness patches, not their total area. Roads have done much to help humanity spread across the planet and maintain global movement and trade. However,...


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