10 places to see before they disappear
If there are many places to visit on the planet, some places deserve to be on your priority list now! Discover the beautiful places that may disappear in the coming years.
THE CONGO BASIN (CONGO)
The Congo Basin is responsible for almost half of the oxygen of our planet. It is also one of the most biodiverse places with populations of gorillas, elephants or buffaloes. The basin is unfortunately in danger because of deforestation, the illegal trade of animal species as well as irresponsible mining.
Will the floating city finally sink? According to the experts, Venice is threatened by the rising waters. A project to protect the city is in action, but will that be enough? Some climatologists doubt it.
THE AMAZON FOREST (BRAZIL)
The Amazon Rainforest is home to more than a third of the world's fauna and flora. But it is not its millions of years of existence that will protect it from its growing deforestation. More than 40% of the Amazon has already been destroyed.
THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (ECUADOR)
The Galapagos archipelago offers unique biodiversity with its endemic species and giant turtles. But mass tourism with its 4 airports and the flow of tourists coming by sea, threatens the tranquility of its nature. The Ecuadorian government is pondering the thorny balance of the tourist economic windfall against the protection of the environment.
THE SUNDARBANS (INDIA AND BANGLADESH)
The Sundarbans, which means "beautiful forests", is located on the border between India and Bangladesh. This region hosts the last population of mangrove tigers. But industrial pollution and deforestation endanger this biosphere.
SALAR DE UYUNI (BOLIVIA)
You must have already seen incredible pictures of this salt desert. The salar of Uyuni in Bolivia appeals the tourists, certainly, but also the mining companies which seek to extract the lithium present in its soil.
MOUNT KILIMANJARO (TANZANIA)
You may be humming the song The Snow of Kilimanjaro by Indonesian singer Anggun. The highest mountain in Africa is the sad witness of global warming. 85% of the ice that covered the summit of Kilimanjaro in 1912, has now melted. Scientists predict that ice will be completely gone within 20 years.
THE GREAT CORAL BARRIER (AUSTRALIA)
With over 600 islands and more than 1500 species of fish, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most diverse marine areas. The warming of the seabed and the acidification of water are gradually destroying the coral reef. If nothing changes by 2030, the damage will be irreparable.
THE DEAD SEA (ISRAEL, JORDAN AND PALESTINE)
The Dead Sea is dying. The stretch of water present between three countries and known for its high salt levels allowing tourists to float, is a victim of its success. Water levels are falling year by year and marine sinkholes are emerging. Warning !
With its heavenly beaches, the Maldives, like the Seychelles, had trouble keeping their feet in the water. The lowest islands in the world could be the first nation to succumb to the rising waters.