Posted by: baworldtraveler | May 13, 2011

10 Natural Wonders at Risk!

Our environment is changing so quickly. There are some destinations that could disappear before out eyes.

Click on the link to 10 Natural Wonders To See Before They Disappear (source: Yahoo Travel) to read about the following destinations and what is at risk. I have provided links to Wikipedia in case you want more information about each of the destinations.

1. Belize Barrier Reef (coral)
2. Congo Basin (mountain gorillas, forest elephants, bonobos, and okapis)
3. Dead Sea (shrinking, sinking)
4. Everglades(turtles, manatees, and wading birds)
5. Madagascar (20 species of lemurs)
6. Maldives (world’s lowest nation – only 8 feet above sea level)
7. The Poles (North Pole, South Pole) (emperer penguins, polar bears)
8. Rajasthan, Ranthambore (tigers)
9. Tahuamanu Rainforest (parrots, macaws, endangered creatures: giant armadillos, ocelots, jaguars, and giant otters)
10. Yangtze River basin (giant pandas, dwarf blue sheep, Yangtze finless porpoises, and Siberian cranes)

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