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With so many of world’s scintillating destinations under the threat of being destroyed or permanently changed in the wake of increased population, climate change, pollution, ecological extinction, and over tourism, some of your most coveted destinations might not be around in future. While some of these glorious places are threatened by rising seas, melting glaciers and bleached coral, others are being infringed upon by excessive industrialization or over tourism. There are other innumerable factors such as wars are also endangering famous historical places and thousands of species of animals and plants which can be evident from the destruction of the Minaret of the Great Mosque of Aleppo in Syria when it was reduced to rubble during Syrian Civil War in 2013. So there are some incredible places from your bucket list you should tick off now before they disappear into history books. So pack your bags, grab your camera, and head to one of these incredible destinations before it’s too late to visit.
Here are our list 6 wonderful places you should visit before they vanish or irrevocably altered.
If your bucket list features the Amazon, the largest rainforest on earth sprawling over nine countries, now is the best time to visit the glorious rainforest as it is under great threat with an area of rainforest the size of 4500 football pitches disappears every day in Brazil alone. Mining and deforestation threaten this natural habitat and all the species that reside there. If you do not visit now, you may not be able to see half of Amazon’s 15,000 tree species and some of the world’s last uncontacted tribes.
Visit the Maldives now if you have been cherishing to visit this tropical island for a long while it is still a tropical paradise with year-round complacent weather, azure water bodies, and white powdery sand beaches. The Maldives, being the lowest-lying country on earth, could be completely submerged into water within the next couple of decades.
Great Barrier Reef, long heralded as the largest and the most breathtaking coral reef in the world, is facing destruction. The Great Barrier Reef encompassing one of the world’s most fascinating ecosystems has long been dying rapidly due to mass coral bleaching, acidification, and starfish outbreaks in the wake of environmental challenges like pollution and climate change.
A magnet for travelers, Venice has been long luring us with picturesque canals, incredible gondola rides, enchanting cobbled streets, historical neighborhoods, grand architecture, and delectable cuisines. If visiting this post-card perfect city is your long-cherished dream, book a vacation to Venice now as the “Floating City” may lose its charm and sink entirely with the sea level rising rapidly as the North Pole continues to melt.
Olympia, the site of the first ever Olympic Games and one of the highest concentrations of masterpieces from ancient Greece have been decaying rapidly due to rampant wildfires caused by the climatic conditions and pollution. So it would be wiser to visit this glorious place before it becomes a pile of rubbles.
One of the most celestial places to visit and it’s unfortunately among the beautiful places that are vanishing; Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, the largest and most fascinating salt flats on the planet may soon become a legend. This wonder, sitting above the half of the world’s lithium reserves, is now disappearing fast as lithium is now being extracted by the Bolivian government to meet the increased demand for lithium worldwide.
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