Given the massive scale of livestock production systems, it is unlikely that any other single human activity has a larger environmental impact on the terrestrial land mass of the planet. As the world’s largest user of land, livestock production has a huge footprint, affecting many components of the global environment. In many developing countries, the per-capita consumption of livestock foodstuffs is projected to continue to rise. This layer displays the areas of concern for livestock density related issues, derived from the convergence of global evidence of human-environment interactions. The density of livestock is related to environmental pressures from livestock related land use change, grazing lands and fodder production, and greenhouse gas emissions.
GOAL 15: Life on land