Traveling is a passion for many people. They love to explore various parts of the world. And several parts of the world are under great threats. Some are sinking, some are shrinking while others are facing threats in the balance of the ecosystem. So, guys gear up. Get set to visit these 5 amazing places of Earth before they’re gone. Have a look below.
1. The Maldives
One of the most romantic destinations of the world, the Maldives is sinking. This is because of the high rate of erosion and rise in the water level of the sea due to global warming. The environment and the scenario of the Maldives are very sensitive. The expected time, which is remaining for the island to completely disappear is less than 100 years. It is the smallest nation in Asia in terms of area and population. Majority of the coral reef is lost due to the coral bleaching. With the passage of years, the nation is facing a huge threat of disappearance.
According to the studies, Venice is supposed to sink at a rate 5 times faster than that what is thought. Due to the climate change globally, the sea level rises. This often leads to flooding of various areas. Venus has already sunk by 20 centimeters in the year 1990. And it’s getting worse day by day. According to the studies, Venice is expected to sink by 60 centimeters at the end of this century. Venice is such a city, which is located right at the sea level. It is experiencing a huge threat.
3. Galapagos Island
This island is known for its delicate yet diverse ecosystem. A lot of fascinating birds and other animal species are the inhabitants of the island. But this ecosystem is continuously facing a lot of threats. These include poaching, tourism, illegal fishing and over population. The possibility of introduction of species is the major threat to this island. This habitat is on its way to destruction endangering the pristine environment of the island.
Madagascar is also prone to destruction to a huge extent. This is because of deforestation and destruction of habitat. Agricultural fires, soil degradation, soil erosion, alien species introduction and too much exploitation of natural resources often lead to the complete destruction of the habitat. These form an alarming rate and a cause of concern for the obliteration of the ecosystem of Madagascar. It is one of the must places to visit before it is completely devastated.
5. The Alps
The Alps in the Europe is located at an altitude lower than that of the rocky mountains. Thus, the glaciers and icebergs of these mountain ranges are more prone to global warming. A huge amount of ice gets lost every year with the climatic change of rise in temperature. The rise in temperature has become double with the passage of the years. The mountains are expected to remain for only 40 years more according to the studies revealed. They’re also on the way to destruction.
If you’re a passionate traveler, these are the places to visit at the earliest. Experience the beauty of nature before they’re lost.