Forest regions without permanent populations or intensive land use
The wild woodland anthrome is characterized by forests and savannas without permanent human populations or intensive land use (in global data). Much of this anthrome is found at high latitudes and acts as important carbon sinks and wildlife habitat. Wild woodlands do not contribute to housing the global population or producing food calories. These lands occupy the seventh largest land area, including the fifth largest percentage of protected area but tenth largest percentage of key biodiversity area. This anthrome also contributes the third largest percentage to carbon storage.
Forest representing wild woodlands anthrome and mixed woodlands biome in Isle Royal National Park, Michigan, USA