of land area
of global population
of food calories
of key biodiversity areas
of protected areas
of carbon storage

Rangelands with very low human populations

The remote rangeland anthrome is sparsely inhabited (0≤ population per square kilometer < 1) and often used for grazing livestock (≥20% grazing land or ≥20% crop and pasture cover with more pasture than crop). Remote rangelands are often found in arid and semi-arid regions. Remote rangelands house the third lowest percentage of global population out of non-wildland anthrome classes but occupy the largest land area of any anthrome. This anthrome class contributes the second highest percentage of key biodiversity area and fourth highest percentage of protected area. Remote rangelands contribute the seventh lowest percentage of food calories globally, indicating that the use of livestock on these lands is more subsistence than commercial. Remote rangelands store the ninth highest percent of carbon compared to the other anthrome classes.

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