According to new research, only 15.5 percent of the world’s coastal ecosystems remain untouched.

The report says research conducted by scientists at the University of Queensland has used satellite data to determine the extent to which human activity has damaged coastal areas of the world. Defender. By 2013 (the most recent data from this year) some shores remained, and fishing and mining had not even reached places as far away from civilization as Kimberly in Western Australia.

The Defense Biology The study, published in the paper, is based on previous work examining the effects of human activities on landscape and marine ecosystems.

Small areas not yet touched by fishing, agriculture, settlements, mining and roads are mostly in Canada, followed by Russia, Greenland, Chile, Australia and the United States. For the island nations, the untouched areas are the least, but the greatest amount of damage has been found.

Coastal areas with seas, savannahs and coral reefs are most affected by human activity.

Brooke Williams, a biologist at the University of Queensland who led the research, said that as more and more of the world’s population lives in coastal areas, the pressure of ecosystems there will affect both land and sea.

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