I Can’t Believe That These Amazing Travel Destination Are Disappearing! You Must Go There Before Its Too Late!

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These are some places you would never seen in a couple of years. Go before its too late! I am already packing my bags! (Via: Distractify)

1.Taj Mahal – 5 Years

Source: Daniel Berehulak

Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632, but in more recent years, air pollution has been eating away at the magnificent white stone facade, and muddied the iconic river that leads up to the breathtaking dome. Things have gotten so bad that the Taj Mahal is expected to only be open to the public for five more years. From that point on, you’ll have to view it from afar.

Source: Daily Mail

2.Madagascar – 35 Years

Source: AFP / Stringer

More than 80% of Madagascar’s flora and fauna is found nowhere else on Earth. That’s why the unprecedented levels of deforestation for logging and farming are so worrying. Only a fraction of the original forests that covered the island remain today. If this continues, then the island will be bare within 35 years – destroying the habitat of lemurs and other iconic creatures.

Source: Lemurs of Madagascar and the Comoros: The IUCN Red Data Book

3.Venice – 85 Years


Source: Dan Kitwood / Staff

The breathtaking city of Venice has sunk by 9 inches in the last 100 years, and, if sea levels continue to rise at their current rate, the grand steeples and domes of the city will be lost by 2100.

Source: NBC News
Source: The Guardian

4.Congo Basin – 25 Years

Source: UNESCO
Nearly 10 million acres of this immense environment are lost every single year because of human exploitation. The second-largest rain forest in the world, the Congo Basin is one of the most bio diverse habitats on the planet, and two-thirds could be lost by 2040.

Source: Republic of Congo

5.Glacier National Park – 30 Years

Source: National Park Service

Source: National Park Service
Just over 100 years ago, 150 glaciers dominated this vast landscape. As of 2014, there were only 24 remaining and by 2045, those are expected to melt as well. Many of the incredibly unique plant and animal species that call the park home require cold water, meaning the ecosystem will alter dramatically once the glaciers are gone.

Source: NY Times

6.Magdalen Islands – 75 Years

Source: Tourisme Iles de la Madeleine

Source: AFP

The sandy beaches and sandstone cliffs of this Canadian paradise are usually protected by a wall of sea ice that takes the worst of the insane weather found in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. But, that ice is melting. And with it, the island’s weak coasts are exposed to storms. The coast already erodes by 40 inches a year – and entire islands will be at risk of falling into the sea when the ice vanishes in 75 years.

Source: TIME

7.Dead Sea – 50 Years


In the last forty years, the Dead Sea has shrunk by more than one-third of its original size. The water is simply evaporating quicker than the River Jordan can resupply it, leaving behind fields of barren, salt-encrusted land. At this pace, the Dead Sea could run dry within another 50 years.

Source: Escape Here
Source: The Globe and Mail

8.Great Barrier Reef – 100 Years

Source: NASA
The world’s most stunning reefs could dissolve within 100 years. Rising levels of acid in the seas and warmer ocean temperatures are expected to wreck the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, which attracts millions of visitors every year. We’re already starting to see the effects – with massive areas of coral being bleached white. Fishing and tourism are also a threat to this magnificent natural wonder.

Source: Daily Mail

9.Maldives – 100 Years



The Maldives are the lowest nation on Earth, at just 8 feet above sea level. That means that within 100 years, the entire country will be under water and it’s 360,000 citizens have already had to begin evacuating some of the most vulnerable islands.

Source: BBC

10.The Everglades – 40 Years

Source: Joe Raedle / Staff

Pollution from farms, invasive species, and encroaching development are all putting this fragile wetland at risk. More than 60% of the water from the park is redirected to cities and as a result, the Everglades are half the size they were in 1900. It would be a crying shame to see such a biological wonder wasted, sole home of the Florida panther – which could be extinct within 40 years – and the only place in the world where crocodiles and alligators live together.

Source: Budget Travel
Source: Ever Glades Foundation
Source: Big Cat Rescue

11.Alps – 35 Years

Source: Sean Gallup / Getty

In the Alps, temperatures have doubled compared to low-laying areas. So the grand glaciers that dominate these magnificent peaks won’t last much longer. Some experts predict that the snow will be gone within 50 years.

Source: The Guardian

12.Seychelles – 50 Years



The Seychelles consist of 115 islands which are so incredibly beautiful that they are often compared with the Garden of Eden. But, the country is sinking because it’s seen the worst coral die-off in the world. With the loss of the coral reef due to rising sea temperatures, the Seychelles are losing a natural defense to wave erosion. Experts expect the archipelago to be under water in 50 years.

Source: NPR

13.Valley of the Kings – 150 Years

Source: Ed Giles / Stringer

The tombs hidden within the Valley of the Kings have stood strong for over 3,000 years, but now, because of the sheer number of tourists visiting the site, the pharaoh’s tombs could disappear in as little as 150 years through constant erosion.

Source: Huffington Post

14.Galapagos Islands – 100 Years



In 1835, Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands and the incredible wildlife he found there inspired some of the most important scientific work in human history. Now, 45 species of the Galapagos Islands have become extinct or are facing extinction. Over fishing and careless tourism are thought to be the driving factors.

Source: Galapagos
Source: Mental Floss
Source: BBC

15.Patagonia – 50 Years

Source: Luis Davilla / Cover


Patagonia is almost magical in appearance. It is the largest ice field in the world, but the mountain glaciers are melting 100 times faster now than at any other time in the last 300 years. In the last five years alone, dozens of glacier lakes have virtually disappeared.

Source: Escape Here
Source: Indepedent

16.Mt. Kilimanjaro – 20 Years


Africa’s tallest peak is beloved by trekkers because of the immense natural beauty and magnificent surrounding environment that’s best viewed from the top. The iconic caps of Kilimanjaro have shrunk 85% during the last century. At that rate, scientists warn that the mountain will be snow-free within 20 years.

Source: Fodors
Source: Independent

17.Great Wall of China – 20 Years


Sandstorms in northwest China are reducing sections of the Great Wall to mounds, while in other areas, so many people are walking on the wall every day that it’s being worn down. Experts suggest that huge lengths of this monolithic structure will be beyond repair or closed to the public within 20 years.

Source: New York Times
Source: Reuters

18.Nauru – 50 Years


Nauru is the smallest country in the world, covering 8 square miles and is the second-least populated country after the Vatican City. The coral reef that surrounds the island nation is rich in phosphate, the mining of which has caused havoc on the island’s environment and the health of it’s people. They plan to abandon the once beautiful island in the near future.

Source: NY Times



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