5 threatened destinations you should know

There are many threatened destinations in the world and it is not just remote places, tiny and only known by conservationists. No, they are very popular destinations, in fact in this list we mention the very famous places.

Everyone is familiar with the Perito Moreno glacier, the Maldives, the Dead Sea, Venice or the Taj Mahal. They are jewels that scientists have put Date of Expiry.

1. Perito Moreno Glacier

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina - Joshua Raif

The Perito Moreno is the most famous of the glaciers which are still preserved between Argentina and Chile, between the Andes and Antarctica.

But nevertheless, Perito Moreno and the rest of these ice reserves are declining at breakneck speeds for global warming of the planet. This evil is practically unstoppable in many of the mountains that still have glaciers: in the European Alps, in the Montana Glacier National Park or in the ice havens of the Arctic and Antarctic polar circles.

They are treasures that will hardly see future generations. You still have a chance to marvel at its overwhelming and wild beauty.

2. Maldives Islands

Maldives Islands - ISchmidt

From cold to heat. Maldives Islands It is one of the earthly paradises par excellence, an archipelago of more than a thousand islands and islets emerged from the coral. But his magic will also have a tragic destiny.

It is one of the countries with the lowest altitude in the world, since it is practically at sea level. If global warming melts the ice before perpetual, the consequence will be the rise of the seas. The thaw will cause the Indian Ocean surrounding the Maldives to engulf these islands in not many decades.

But these islands will not be the only ones that will engulf the oceans, the same fate threatens the Seychelles, atolls of the Solomon Islands or the island of Nauru, the smallest country in the world.

3. The Dead Sea

Dead Sea - byvalet

From an ocean to an inland sea. The Dead Sea is famous for its biblical tone of the Holy Land and its hypersalinity. A destination that combines unique landscapes, the healing properties of its waters and a very long history.

Maybe that story is coming to an end. The Jordan River, which flows into the Dead Sea, has reduced its flow rate by up to 98% and it is necessary to add the remaining water is drained for human consumption. Although the conservation of the Dead Sea has been monitored since 1930, its decline seems unstoppable, it is believed that in a few decades it will have disappeared.

A clear example of water abuse as a natural resource. In this sense, another exponent is the city ​​of Las Vegas, destined to disappear the day the available water runs out.

4. Venice

Venice, Italy - S.Borisov

There are plenty of presentations. It is the city of canals, the homeland of Titian and the almighty Dux, the Ducal Palace, the gondolas and the infinity of bridges with the Rialto over all of them. But water is its main threat.

How many times have we seen the famous Plaza San Marcos flooded, with tourists crossing it with water boots or by improvised overpasses. Well, that image is repeated more and more often in the city.

The effect of these floods is devastating, the surface is flooded and its foundations are damaged. There are pharaonic plans to avoid such floods, but it is ignored if they were executed in time for Venice to sink.

5. Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal, India - Mikadun

Between 1631 and 1654, the Muslim emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in honor of his favorite wife. Although not built by the emperor, but did not hesitate to use the hard work of up to 20,000 workers in this work.

The result was a gigantic tomb that is considered the peak work of Mughal architecture, and that It is part of the select club of Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

Millions of tourists approach to the city of Agra to contemplate it and that is its great threat. This causes a huge air pollution, which affects its spectacular white facades.

For this reason, Unesco has already proposed to ban visits to the monument in a few years, so that it is only visible from a distance.

"We are so close to the limit that we may wake up one day to realize that there is nothing left to save."

-Maneka Gandhi-

They are five unique and wonderful places that we may not enjoy for many years. In some cases, plans to prevent their devastation may work, but if you dream of visiting one of them, you better not let much time go by.

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