There are so many wonderful places to see in the world, you have to wonder how we will ever get to see all of them in our lifetime. Sadly though, there are places that might vanish within the current century due to the effects of climate change, pollution or human development. And, it isn’t just natural wonders that are at risk, some incredible man-made features are in peril too. Here is a list of 7 places to visit before they disappear and their beauty is lost forever.
1. The Amazon Rainforest
This expanse of over 10 million species of plants, insects and animals has been under threat since the 1970s. Deforestation of the Amazon has become a well known impact of human development and greed. Vast areas of tall, stately canopy trees are brutally destroyed every day by agriculture and big economies resulting in the killing of fragile ecosystems. With it contributing more than 20% of the world’s oxygen, it is a fact we are killing the lungs of our planet.