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Places on the verge of extinction (10 photos)

Easter Island, Chile
1385837746_004Popular for its 887 carved monolithic statues of Easter Island may be endangered their heritage. In remote island has a small population of 5,000 people, of whom less than half – Rapa Nui (indigenous people of Rapa Nui), according to a study in 2012, which had a magazine Berkeley Planning. The recent discovery of a new luxury eco-resort last year affected locals in terms of inflows of tourism so now here so constant movement culture of the island is under threat. Visit this place before you’ll need a permit to see ancient petroglyphs of Easter Island, petroglyphs and monolithic statues, or even commit extraordinary snorkeling.

Antarctica
1385837746_004According to NASA, the ice continent of Antarctica is melting. Of course, many would argue that this will not happen, but now cruise ships carrying more than 500 passengers on board, no longer allowed to sail the straits. Some of the more stringent restrictions put forward by the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators – an organization devoted to the promotion of safe and responsible tourism. Book a cruise through the Abercrombie and Kent for environmentally friendly trip. And while it is still possible, observe wildlife, huge ice shelves and prominent mountain ranges.

Machu Picchu and Choquequirao
1385837746_004Development will greatly affect the remnants of an ancient civilization Choquequirao, as well as Machu Picchu. The Peruvian government recently announced the construction of a 3-mile cable car “sister city of Machu Picchu. “As a result, tourism explode five visitors per day to 3,000, after its opening in 2015. Intention of building a tram is to ease the burden on Machu Picchu, which already restricts 2,500 visitors daily and requires that hiked the famous Inca trail. A trip to any of these ancient cities will allow users to surf surrounded by stunning mountain scenery and the impressive ancient architecture.

Kilimanjaro
1385837746_004Few such places in the world as well as the picturesque volcanic Mount Kilimanjaro. Africa’s highest peak, trekkers favorite, this place was described in the story Hemingway “In Snows of Kilimanjaro”. The study claims that the snow may disappear in 20 years, saying that 85 percent of the ice cover mountains have disappeared over the past century. Therefore, to see the best Kilimanjaro, now go with an experienced guide to the top of this famous mountain! Peak of Africa is famous as one of the best places to meet the dawn in the world.

Great Barrier Reef 
1385837746_004Great Barrier Reef in Australia and is popular as one of the top dive sites in the world. The Great Barrier Reef is suffering from rising ocean temperatures, water pollution and fishing that cause erosion of the largest coral reef in the world. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the level of decay in 7,000-year-old reef uneventful, some scholars argue that it may die in 40 years. With such a unique and exciting set of coral, fish and other marine flora and fauna, travelers should make this place in the first ranks. However, visiting this site please do not break the corals and comply with the order!

Culebra and Vieques
1385837746_004Although both islands – a tiny paradise off the east coast of Puerto Rico, there were tested and the bombing of the U.S. Navy, which endanger the environment. Current threat also involves overdevelopment. Locals are worried that the economy of Puerto Rico ignore their efforts to support the island “unspoiled” charm. Respect the natural tranquility of the islands and enjoy the environmentally friendly activities such as kayaking in the bioluminescent bay of Vieques, or swimming in a coral reef of Playa Carlos Rosario in Culebra.

The Dead Sea
1385837746_00450 years ago the Dead Sea, known as salt and healing beginning to evaporate, plunging about three feet a year, according to research by the Israeli government. Proposed answer to this problem was the “Red-Dead” project, which will send the Red Sea to the Dead Sea. Local environmentalists, FoEME argue that the project irretrievably jeopardize the ecosystem of the Dead Sea. Anyway, if the solution is not to take action, the famous sea may be dried in the next 40 years. Get there before it happens with the obvious!

Taj Mahal
1385837746_004The most elaborate mausoleum in the world, built in the 17th century in memory of his beloved wife of the emperor, now welcomes three million visitors a year. After five years, this place may be closed as UNESCO and some groups urge India Taj Mahal closed because of air pollution, population explosion, and the impact of tourism, damaging the exterior of the structure. Until then, visitors can observe the magnificent details of the palace, as well as mirror pond, chiseled marble screens with tiny flowers and intricate inlaid with semiprecious stones.

Venice
1385837746_004Although its watery channels evoke a sense of romance. “Floating city of Italy” may go the way of Atlantis: increased flooding for many years, and scientists are asking: “How long can stay in Venice over the water.” A recent study at the University of Padua in Italy showed an obvious decrease in the city, while the architects say that immersion endangers building foundations. Be sure to visit this amazing city until it’s time until he went under the water!

Tibet
1385837746_004This area, which is located high in the Himalayas. Tibet’s unique culture was destroyed, as the country remains under Chinese control since 1950. Despite the efforts of upscale activists such as actor Richard Gere and the Dalai Lama in order to liberate Tibet from Chinese rule, saying that the language and many cultural traditions are fast disappearing. The Chinese government also prohibits tourism in these places from time to time depending on the current policy may already be too late to think about visiting this amazing place. Well, if you still have time to visit this place now, then explore the high Potala Palace, or monastery Ganden.

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