Superior National Forest, Minnesota, USA
of land area
of global population
of food calories
of key biodiversity areas
of protected areas
of carbon storage

Inhabited lands with minor use for permanent agriculture and settlements

The cultured anthrome level refers to areas of forests or drylands that people inhabit but have less than 20% of intensive land use. This anthrome level occupies the largest percentage of global land area and contributes the largest percentages to both protected areas and key biodiversity areas. Cultured anthromes are not very densely populated, ranking fourth our of the six anthrome levels in global population percentage. While food production is not a primary land use for this anthome level, cultured anthromes rank third out of six for food calorie production.

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