Amazon rainforest has some areas that are still untouched by humans, and need protection
Last remaining wilderness needs urgent protection - Earth short science news

Researchers have published a survey of how much wilderness is left over on Earth, i.e. that has not been developed for human activities. They report that the world’s wilderness is disappearing fast. For example, between 1993 and 2009, an area of terrestrial wilderness larger than the size of India has been lost to human settlement, farming and mining. One hundred years ago, only 15% of the Earth’s surface was used for agriculture; now this is 77%. Researchers insist that global policy to preserve the last of the Earth’s wilderness has to be adopted urgently, which further needs to be translated into local measures.

Read the full story: University of Queensland
Scientific publication: Nature