There are many natural wonders around the world worth visiting for. However, some of them are disappearing in an alarming rate. It is possible that you don’t get to see before it’s too late. Of course, the situation with global pandemic now doesn’t allow you to travel freely. However, you can save this list of gorgeous natural wonders around the world for later when travel is safe again.
List of gorgeous-soon-to-disappear natural wonders around the world
Here are some of natural wonders around the world that are predicted to not be around forever:
Amazon Rainforest is one of the most gorgeous places on earth. No one can deny its beauty and mystery. Not to mention that it holds about half of the world’s tropical rainforest. However, about 17% of it has been lost in only 50 years. It is considered rapid rate disappearance of rainforest. The well-being of the planet depends on the health of the Amazon Rainforest but it won’t be there forever. There are many reasons why it happens in rapid rate such as deforestation. You can go visit Amazon Rainforest conservation but make sure to do it responsibly.
White Cliffs of Dover in Great Britain is also disappearing in an alarming rate. The gorgeous, rare cliffs are retreating 10 times faster in the last 150 years than it did in 7.000 years prior due to exposure to weather and storm waves. The cliffs are great for hiking because there are trails you can explore. What more interesting is that the trails are really close to the cliff edge. It is thrilling to hike the trails while looking down from the top.
Great Barrier Reef in Australia is breathtaking natural wonder that you should see before die. It won’t be there forever because the ocean temperature keep soaring in the past three years. It has caused the worst bleaching to the Great Barrier Reef. The reef’s corals have been dying. In fact, nearly a quarter of them died in 2016. It is highly likely that the reef on the planet will cease to exist in the next 100 years. Meanwhile it is important part of functioning ecosystem since it is the largest coral reef ecosystem in the world. If you are planning to visit this place, make sure to follow the guidelines such as act responsibly and wear or bring something that won’t harm the coral reef.
Sundarbans Mangrove Forest is located in India and Bangladesh. This exotic place is the largest mangrove forest in the world and needs to be protected. In fact, it listed as UNESCO World Heritage site. Its biodiversity is exceptional, along with rich ecosystem. There are few endangered species living here such as Royal Bengal Tiger and Ganges River Dolphin. This natural wonder’s biggest threat is climate change. Other threats include illegal hunting, intense cyclones, mangrove timber harvesting, as well as agricultural encroachment. There has been a dramatic tidal surges reported as well which threatened the ecosystem of the mangroves.