Cattle Rangeland in Hamilton, Montana, USA
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of land area
of global population
of food calories
of key biodiversity areas
of protected areas
of carbon storage

Lands used for pasture and livestock grazing

The rangelands anthrome level is defined as area with pasture and grazing land contributing greater than 20% of land cover. This anthrome level occupies the second largest percentage of global land area, contributing the second largest percentage to key biodiversity area and the third largest percentage to protected area. Rangelands rank fourth out of the six anthrome levels for population percentage and caloric food production.

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