10 Places to visit before they disappear
The world has wonderful places that are threatened by various factors survival.
1. Galapagos Islands
The main reason why the Galapagos are endangered is the large influx of tourists. Every year tourism increases 12% and along with this more hotels, restaurants, etc. appear affecting the natural beauty of the island. These beautiful islands located in the Pacific Ocean, home to more than 9,000 different species and many unique reptiles in the world.
2. The Great Barrier Reef
The largest reef in the world, located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in northeast Australia may be endangered. The extent of 2600 km in length allows the reef is distinguished from space. The increase of temperature, stress that the microorganisms are subjected, water pollution, increased cyclones and ocean acidification could be the causes that lead to approximately 60% of reefs disappear before 2030.
These islands located 450 km from India, it could come off short time to live, no more than 100 years. The reason is that global warming is causing the melting of glaciers, which could end up sinking in about 1 century.
This romantic city as demanded by tourism, could be completely submerged in about 70 years. The sea level rises 4 to 6 millimeters each year, which could be the first underwater city in a few years.
5. Dead Sea
The last 4 decades the size of the Dead Sea has been reduced in size over 24 meters. The annual reduction is 1.2 meters due to its unique source, the Jordan River, is exploited by Israel and Jordan.
The consequence of global warming melting has been responsible in the past 30 years the Alps have lost 20% of its mass. And for the next 40 years this phenomenon could leave without ice and snow of the Alps.
Before the man swept across the island, the fourth largest in the world, had more than 300,000 square kilometers of jungle. But after its passage, the area has been reduced to only 50,000. And at this rate of deforestation is estimated that only could disappear in 35 years.
8. The Congo Jungle
According to the UN, 2/3 of the Congo rainforest could disappear by 2040. The world’s second largest after the Amazon jungle, jungle is affected by poaching, mining, construction and illegal logging, among other things.
9. Glacier National Park
Global warming is making the rounds in the ecosystem of the Canadian reserve and is expected to disappear completely by 2030.
10. Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is one of the recommended places to visit destinations in India. However, due to the large influx of tourists it receives each year, about 4 million, authorities responsible for conservation and are evaluating the visit to prohibit public. At the current rate may in just 5 years this historical heritage of the seventeenth century it would close its doors to tourism.