The last wilderness areas of the world are disappearing.

15% of the surface of the Earth was part of the human rights to cultivate and raise cattle, nowadays our species has been imposed on more than 77% of the Earth, excluding Antarctica. Not only that, even 87% of the ocean has been modified by our hand. According to research led by the University of Queensland (Australia), which has resulted in this data published in nature, the application of the objectives of conservation of the needs of the media. 

The media team mapped the intact ocean systems, complementing a 2016 project that traces the rest of the earth´s surface, building the first globall picture of "how little wildlife was lefft. "Between 1993 and 2009, they explain, they lost a whopping 3.3 million square kilometers, an area larger than India, due to human settlements, agriculture, mining and and other pressures. "And in the ocean, the only regions that area free from industrial fishing, communication and shipping are almost completely confined to the polar regions, "adds James R. Allan, UQ postdoctoral researcher, who affirms that the nature of the world It´s just You could protect your own importance in international politics.

Currently there is nothing that forces nations, industry, society or communities to account for long-term conservation: "Some wilderness areas are protected by national legislation, but in most nations, these areas are not they are formally defined, mapped or protected We need the immediate establishment of bold objetives for wildlife, specifically those aimed at conserving biodiversity, avoiding dangerous climate change and achieving sustainable development. "The researchers insist that the global policy must be translated into local action. They advise to establish protected areas in such a way that the impacts of industry activity on the larger landscape or seascape are slowed down, bbut they are also convinced of the need to stop industrial development to protect indigenous livelihoods, create mechanisms that allow to the private sector to protect wildlife and promote the expansion of regional fisheries management organizations.

"We have already lost a lot, so we must take this opportunity to ensure the last desert that remains before it disappears forever", they conclude.

Original article written by Beatriz de Vera. This news has been originally published in N+1, a science that adds up.