It’s not hard to get amazed with the wondrous nature’s beauty. But, now the increasing population and human activities are somehow harming these beautiful wonders, some of them are even on the verge of Extinction. Today, I will let you know about some of these marvelous places, so you can visit all of them before their extinction.
1. The Dead Sea
It’s an incredible place with its shores 430 meters below sea level, it is the lowest point on dry land. The water is ten times more saline than normal sea water and sand on its bank is highly rich in minerals. Both, the water and sand are used for curing skin problems. It’s water lets you float easily because of high salt content.
Now comes the bad part, the Dead Sea is losing two billion gallons of water each year, it has sunk to almost 80 feet in last 40 years, because of increased mining and diversion of river Jordan. Its life span is not more than 50 years.
2. The Great Barrier Reef
A marine life miracle, the Great Barrier Reef which is also one among the seven wonders on earth. This marvelous nature’s creation is going towards extinction at an alarming rate. Once home to beautiful fishes and other marine spices is now facing extinction because of increased water temperature. If scientists are to be believed then this reef would not be able to survive for more than 50 years.
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This city of canals is one of the most romantic places on earth, but this romantic place will not be able to spread love for long. Increased severe floods each year are a continuous threat to the survival of the city. It is possible that Venice will not remain a part of the world map in coming 50-70 years.
4. Glacier National Park, Montana
Glacier National Park got its name from those 150 glaciers that once used to be a part of it. But, now this number has reduced to only 25. Soon, there will be no more glaciers in Glacier National Park. All this is happening because of increased accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that is leading to increase of temperature and thus melting of glaciers.
This park is also a famous tourist spot in which millions of visitors visit every year for doing different activities such as trekking, cycling, camping etc., but seems like soon this place is going to lose its charm.
Maldives is the lowest-lying country in the world, only about 5 feet above sea level. If sea level continues to grow with the same pace, then Maldives would not be able to survive more than 50 years. It means the coming generations will not be able to witness this paradise of beautiful beaches of white sand and blue waters.
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6. Amazon Forest Range - Brazil
The forest that has covered 2.1 million square miles of area is decreasing at an alarming rate because of increased agricultural activity in the region. The wild species of the forest are also facing a major extinction threat because of rapid decrease in forest area.
7. Komodo Island, Indonesia
The sea around the Komodo Island is a great site for diving. It is home to beautiful coral reefs and colorful fishes, overall an amazing site to explore the beauty of marine life. But, increasing temperature of the water has started putting some adverse effects on the corals. There is no surprise that soon these beautiful corals will turn into dead species.
These and many similar places are not only beautiful but playing an important role in maintaining the ecosystem of the planet as well. But, we are losing them at a rapid pace. So, tie up your comfortable walking shoes and experience the beauty of these amazing places by visiting them in their lifetime.