Note: This is the 1997 edition of UNEP's Global Environment Outlook. If you are interested in more recent information, please see the 2000 and 2002 editions.

Figure 4.15. Habitat loss due to conversion of land from non-domesticated to domesticated areas, 1700-1980.

Derived from Richards (1990) and FAO (1992), as described in detail in Klein Goldewijk and Battjes (1995).
Regional graphs show the percent of total world land area; while the world graph shows the total world area. Also note that the time scale for these graphs differs from previous regional and world diagrams. For this graph only, data for West Asia were included in Africa and in Asia and the Pacific.