25 Places You Need To Explore Before They Vanish

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Climate change, pollution, and unsustainable development threaten these majestic natural wonders. In less than 100 years these sites may tragically be gone forever.
Book you trip now or you may not get the chance to experience the Great Barrier Reef, Machu Picchu, the Galapagos Islands or the Congo.
Scroll down to see these stunning sites.

The Seychelles

This tropical gem is home to numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises, The Seychelles, is sadly vanishing quickly due to beach erosion.

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro’s snowy peak is disappearing before our eyes. 85% of it has already melted away.

The Mirador Basin and Tikal National Park, Guatemala

El Mirador discovered in 1926 is a pre-Columbian Maya settlement, located in the north of El Petén, Guatemala. Due to illegal looting and forest burning these mysterious ruins are at the risk of being completely burnt out.

The Sundarbans, India and Bangladesh

Sundarbans forest is about 10,000 sq. km across India and is famous for its unique mangrove forests. The coastline is eroding as sea levels rise. Fossil fuels, deforestation, and pollution are threatening the numerous endangered species that call it home, such as the royal Bengal tiger.

Patagonia's glaciers, Argentina

Known for it’s breathtaking views Patagonia’s dozens of glaciers are shrinking as temperatures rise and rainfall continues to decrease.

Zahara de la Sierra, Spain

Perched on a mountain overlooking a valley Zahara de la Sierra is one of the most picturesque villages in Andalucía. Increasing temperatures and diminished rainfall has led to wildlife, flora and greenery loss sadly jeopardizing this great beauty.

The Outer Banks, North Carolina

Barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina boast open-sea beaches, state parks and shipwreck diving sites. As The Outer Banks shores erode the land they border, landmarks like the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse; one of the mot recognizable lighthouses in the world; are at the risk of being fully submerged.


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Madagascar's forests

Madagascar's tropical subhumid forests have suffered large-scale deforestation for agriculture and numerous fires.

Glacier National Park, Montana

Montana’s Glacier National Park is a 1,583-sq.-mi. wilderness area in the Rocky Mountains. With over 700 miles of hiking trails these glacier caved peaks and valleys as disappearing rapidly. Originally, there were 150 glaciers now less than 25.

Venice, Italy

Built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea, Venice canals are disappearing due to flooding and the city is literally sinking.

Machu Picchu, Peru

Historical Sanctuary, Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru. Excessive visitation, landslides, and erosion may cause the ruins to collapse.

The Galapagos Islands

Considered the world’s foremost destination for wildlife viewing, The Galapagos Islands ecosystem is being threated by non-native invasive species and tourism.

The Congo Basin, Africa

Two-thirds of one of the world’s most biodiverse areas and second-largest rainforest, The Congo, is projected to disappear before 2040 by the UN.

The Dead Sea

Known for it’s healing properties the Dead Sea mud is filled with minerals that can be found in a plethora of therapeutic cosmetics. Shrinking at rate of 3.3 feet per year it’s time to start planning your trip before it completely dries out.

The Florida Everglades

At 1.5-million-acres the wetlands preserve is the most threatened park in the U.S. Urban development, water increase, and new species have caused serious eco system distress to the Florida Everglades.


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The Alps, Europe

Climate change coupled with low altitude are the compromising the most extensive mountain range system in the world, causing 3% of its glacial ice to melt annually. By 2050 The Alps may no longer have glaciers.

Tuvalu

At the risk of being engulfed by water, this tiny Polynesian nation made up of 9 islands sits just 15 feet above the sea.

The Taj Mahal, India

This pure white, marble mausoleum is an architectural marvel that; experts warn; could collapse due to pollution and erosion.

The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Large sections of the world’s largest coral reef are already dead as a result of acid pollution and temperatures increase. Scientists predict by 2030 it could be entirely gone.

The Pyramids, Egypt

Sewage is weakening the tectonic plates that over 80 great pyramids stand on, erosion and pollution may potentially cause these fascinating wonders to collapse.

The Amazon, Brazil

Home to a myriad diverse species, the world’s largest rainforest at 2.1 million square miles is being threatened by deforestation for agricultural expansion.

The Great Wall of China

At over 13,000 miles long and 2,000 years old The Great Wall could be completely eroded in just 20 years as over-farming has already damaged close to two-thirds of it.

The Maldives

As a result of climate change the island nation known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs is slowly sinking. In less than 100 years it may completely disappear.


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Mosques of Timbuktu, Mali

Built in the 1300’s these famous learning centers are constructed with mud causing high temperatures and rainfall to compromise their structure.

Big Sur, California

Droughts and wildfires threaten this rugged coastal region boasting the longest and most scenic stretch of undeveloped coastline in the United States.