Vital Arctic Graphics

The fate of the Arctic environment deserves global consideration. The Arctic is the world’s last continuous, undeveloped and unexploited coastal and marine region. It is an area highly unique in terms of its landscape, its peoples and ecosystems; as well as its vulnerability to climate change.

The fate of the Arctic environment deserves global consideration. The Arctic is the world’s last continuous, undeveloped and unexploited coastal and marine region. It is an area highly unique in terms of its landscape, its peoples and ecosystems; as well as its vulnerability to climate change. The region is home to some 4 million people; roughly one-third of which are indigenous peoples whose traditional way of life depends directly on the health of the Arctic environment. Living as herders, hunters and gatherers, Arctic indigenous peoples have developed lifestyles that are inextricably linked to their surroundings. These peoples have lived sustainably in the Arctic for thousands of years, and are now faced with massive environmental change.

 

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Grace - 15 Sep 2012
Why does the Arctic indigenous peoples Page 1 say that "Depending on the definition of the boundaries to the region, the Arctic is home to some 4 million inhabitants. Roughly a tenth of this total population are indigenous peoples, spread over numerous communities around the Arctic." while on this landing page that has the table of contents links say the Arctic is home to "some 4 million people; roughly one-third of which are indigenous peoples"?

One-tenth of 4 million people is much different from one-third of 4 million people.

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