Every year due to human factor some places around the globe are becoming endangered. The publication Business Insider listed places and objects of our planet that may soon disappear from the face of the Earth or change greatly beyond recognition.
We have gathered these places here for you to know where to go on vacation.
We hope you will still have an opportunity to see at least some of these places with your own eyes until they disappear.
The archipelago located in the Indian Ocean is threatened by the erosion of the beaches. Some experts do not exclude the fact that the islands may be completely submerged already in 50–100 years.
2. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
The glaciers of Kilimanjaro literally melt before our eyes. Between 1912 and 2007, the ice cover of Africa’s highest mountain has shrunk by as much as 85%. Experts say if the climatic conditions do not change, after a couple of decades we will not be able to see the snow-covered African summit.
3. Tikal National Park, Guatemala
The main attraction of the national park Tikal is the ancient Mayan city of the same name. Unfortunately, due to looting, forest destruction and erosion, the condition of the city and the park is deteriorating.
4. Sundarbans, India and Bangladesh
Sundarban is the largest mangrove forest. It is located in the delta of the Ganges River, in India and Bangladesh. This place is home to many rare and endangered species, including tigers, aquatic mammals, birds and reptiles. Alas, environmental pollution and the destruction of trees is a big threat to the forest and its inhabitants.
5. Patagonia Glaciers, Argentina
The most beautiful glaciers located in South America are melting, as well as the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. The reason of this is high temperatures and a decrease in precipitation.
6. Zahara de la Sierra, Spain
This small town in Andalusia is famous for its green mountains, pastures and olive groves. However, global warming can destroy all this beauty.
7. OUTER BANKS, USA
The 320-kilometer strip of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina is also in danger of extinction due to climate change. Along with it, Cape Hatteras lighthouse, the highest in the US, also faces danger.
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