The Big Wild asks “How Wild is North America?”
Theodora at The Big Wild recently contacted me to let me know about an infographic posted on The Big Wild website.
The infographic (right), compares how “wild” Canada, the United States, and Mexico are based on facts like each country’s ecological footprint.
I was particularly interested to see that Canada’s “wildness” factor is 82%, compared to 36% and 18% for the United States and Mexico respectively.
I was also amazed to learn that Canada accounts for 24% of the world’s wild forests, 20% of the world’s fresh water, and 24% of global wetlands.
According to The Big Wild:
Real wilderness needs to be large enough to keep the natural balance – and that means thinking big.
That’s the vision behind The Big Wild. Conservation scientists believe we need to protect at least half of Canada’s wild spaces to ensure the integrity of our ecosystems.
About The Big Wild
The Big Wild is a partnership project between Canada’s Mountain Equipment Co-op and Canadian Parks and Wilderness. The Big Wild is a a conservation project dedicated to protecting at least half of Canada’s publicly-owned land and water.