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These popular tourist destinations are disappearing. When do scientists expect they’ll be gone forever?

The world is full of natural wonders, but many are bearing the costs of unsustainable tourism and human footprint. While millions may visit these places every year, some may be gone before the end of the century. Here are just a few of the wild places we risk losing if further protection is not granted.

Island Paradise — Republic of Maldives

The Maldives is more than just a honeymoon getaway — it’s a paradise of BIODIVERSITY. This collection of islands — nearly 1,200 of them! — and 26 natural atolls, boasts an array marine life: thousands of fish, . It is also home to the seventh largest coral reef system, stretching 8,900 square kilometers (3,400 square miles). Because of our warming planet, experts predict the Maldives could be submerged underwater by the end of the century.

Galapagos Islands — Ecuador

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