Briefly list some fantastic places that have great chance to disappear from our planet, considering the damage we cause to the environment.
The island is on the east coast of Africa, in addition to house more than 20 million inhabitants, the island also houses eight families of original plans, only four families of birds and five unique family of primates, including 50 species of lemurs that are not found nowhere else on the planet. Thanks to cattle ranching, logging and cutting and burn agriculture, there is only 17% of the original vegetation of Madagascar. In addition, invasive species have devastated the local flora and fauna. The Alaotra Grebe, a black and yellow aquatic bird, was recently declared extinct. The species succumbed to the combined threats of non-native fishermen’s nets and carnivorous fish.
The glaciers of Patagonia
Global warming is killing ice sheets on Earth, including the impressive glaciers of Patagonia.
The island that inspired Darwin in creating the theory of evolution has five thousand species of animals at risk due to uncontrolled population growth. The diversity there is formed by animals such as the giant tortoise, marine wolf and different types of iguana, and other species that are remarkable for their beauty and rarity.
The romantic city of Venice has lost ground to every year. Sea level continues to rise and the ground sinking (approximately 2 mm per year).
The collection of more than 4,000 islands of the South Pacific is at risk due to human activity and global climate change. A one-meter rise in sea level would submerge more than 10 square kilometers of the 257 square kilometers of the island of Tongatapu, Tonga. Other islands may have similar destinations.
The Great Barrier Reef
Strong tropical storms, rising temperatures, the invasive starfish and ocean acidification endangers the world’s largest coral reef. According to studies, in less than three decades half the population disappeared.
The National Park was created in the Namib Desert. The park has the highest migratory dunes in the world, reaching 300 meters in height. The problem is climate change, which increase the air from sea currents, which can accelerate the movement of the dunes.
The water level of the Dead Sea diminish one meter every year, because of the exploitation of the Jordan River and others.
Virunga National Park
Created to protect the forest of the Congo, the park is home to about 200 mountain gorillas, species at risk of extinction. The problem is that the site turned cache of Rwandan refugees from the war in 1994, and since then, problems like deforestation and illegal hunting endanger the animals and flora.
Network Belize Barrier
The most diverse and vulnerable ecosystems in the world, has lost 50% of the species that formed during the passage of Hurricane Mitch. Experts speak of another 20 years of existence.
Logging is the main enemy of the largest rainforest in the world. With the forest, several species of animals also entered into extinction, and some others survive with a very limited number of copies.
One of the seven wonders of the world is at risk, because of the large number devisitantes, poor reforms and air pollution.
Deforestation is also a major contributor to the loss of biodiversity in Tanzania. Over the past 11 years, the country has lost 8.06 million hectares of green area, where they should live peacefully diverse wildlife and can now go into extinction.
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By Jessica Lesniewski
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