17 Places You Need To Explore Before They Vanish
With the increasing pollution we’re seeing, the changing climate and all the unsustainable development some of these majestic places to visit will become just another victim of nature and the bad things we do to it. Scientists say that some of these places might even disappear in the next century. So, don’t sit home, stop staring at the monitor, pack your bags, book a trip and visit some of these wonderful places… Great Barrier Reef, Machu Picchu, the Galapagos Islands or the Congo is just a couple of the amazing places we chose for you!
The beaches, coral reefs and all of the natural sightings on this amazing place are just the start of your beautiful trip to the Seychelles… Here, you will also find the Aldabra tortoises which are one of the biggest tortoises in the world. And we put this one here because it is slowly vanishing as a result to the beach erosion.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
The peak of Mount Kilimanjaro was a majestic sight because it was made up of ice. Now, this peak is disappearing right in front of us because of the climate changes. It is melting away with a fast pace and it’s pretty sad thinking that such a beautiful sight might go away forever!
The Mirador Basin and Tikal National Park, Guatemala
The Mayans were one of the first civilizations that walked on the face of the Earth. And finding the El Peten, Guatemala back in 1926 sure was a great finding, but the reason that this one is disappearing is not natural at all! Illegal looting and forest burning are common here, putting this beautiful and mysterious place in risks of disappearing!
Patagonia’s glaciers, Argentina
Lots of beautiful destinations that are mainly made up of ice are being taken away from us by the rapid global warming problems. This is why Patagonia’s glaciers are decreasing in size and we might never be able to see them again!
Zahara de la Sierra, Spain
Decreased rainfalls are a big problem for lots and lots of places around the world. The Zahara de la Sierra village in Andalucia is slowly but surely starting to see the results of this problem as its wildlife, flora, and fauna slowly are starting to disappear…
The Outer Banks, North Carolina
As the outer banks on the Coast of North Carolina slowly start to erode the land that they hit, despite the beautiful places and the big number of beaches on the open sea, diving sites for taking a look at some of the bigger shipwrecks, as well as state parks. They might lose some of their state landmarks such as the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. This is one of the most well-known lighthouses in the whole world!
Glacier National Park, Montana
The Glacier National Park in Montana is a full thousand five hundred and three square miles full of wildlife and greenery. Here, you will be greeted by more than 700 miles of trails for the people who love hiking as well as glacier caved peaks and valleys. But, this might not last too long because of global warming. In the beginning, there were 150 glaciers and there are only 25 left now!
Machu Picchu, Peru
The Incas were a civilization that was the second civilization known to men to build and live on this beautiful planet. The Machu Picchu is a sanctuary of theirs which to this day we don’t know what its purpose is. But, even without knowing the purpose of this beautiful place a lot of people visit this place which is the first danger to it, landslides and erosion are the two other dangers that might bring this place down!
The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea became an attraction when people found out about the mud found there and its healing benefits. Namely, this mud consists of lots of minerals that are the base of tons of cosmetic products. The rate that scientists have set is 3.3 feet of shrinking on yearly basis, and that is why we would recommend you planning a quick trip there as it might dry out in the near future!
The Alps, Europe
We’ve all heard of the Alps. Well these beautiful mountains are at risk of melting away because of the 3 percent annual melted glacial ice. Scientists think that by the year 2050 the Alps’ glacier ice may be fully melted. And all that will be left of these snowy beauties will be just regular mountains.
This small Polynesian nation which consists of 9 islands is dangerously low and close to the water. It is at risk of being flooded by water as a result of the 15 feet above water level that it is right now!
The Taj Mahal, India
Everybody has seen the beautiful pictures made at the Taj Mahal in India. We would recommend you to go and see it for yourself, and take your own picture of it because as experts warn, it is at a danger of collapsing as a result of the great pollution and erosion!
The Pyramids, Egypt
They’ve been on earth for thousands upon thousands of years. And with the rate of today’s pollution and erosion, these World Wonders might be at danger of collapsing and close a chapter off of the book of ancient Egyptian history!
The Amazon, Brazil
Tons of wildlife can be found in the biggest rainforest in the world. It spans over 2.1 million square miles and it is currently threatened by the human factor. Deforestation for agricultural expansion is the reason the possible end of this work of art!
The Great Wall of China
Another one of the 7 World Wonders is at risk of collapsing. Namely, the Great Wall of China with its 13 thousand miles and its 2 thousand years might meet its end because of over-farming in the area. In fact, nearly two thirds of this amazing site have already been destroyed because of it!
Mosques of Timbuktu, Mali
These famous learning centers have been here for nearly 750 years and are at the risk of collapsing as a result of increasing temperatures because of Global Warming.
Big Sur, California
This coastal region is at a danger of disappearing as a result of wild fires. This is one of the longest unobstructed natural coastlines in the United States of America!