Forest biome regions with low levels of land use and very low populations
Remote woodlands are characterized by large expanses of forests (woodlands <20% used) located in areas without significant human settlement and infrastructure (0< population per square kilometer <1). Due to their remote location, these anthromes often serve as important habitat for rare and endangered species. Additionally, remote woodlands play an important role in mitigating climate change by absorbing and storing carbon dioxide. Remote woodlands house the least amount of global population and contribute the least food calories of any non-wildland anthrome. However, this anthrome occupies the third largest percentage of land area, the third largest percentage of key biodiversity area, and the single largest percentage of protected area of all anthromes globally. Remote woodlands also store the largest amount of carbon compared to all other anthromes, indicating the importance that these lands remain protected for climate mitigation capabilities as well as biodiversity preservation.
Remote Woodland anthromes near Acre, Brazil. Area inhabited by "Isolated Indians of Acre". Foto: Gleilson Miranda / Governo do Acre Attribution (CC BY 2.0) https://flic.kr/p/6MbRgM