Many natural wonders are in danger of disappearing due to climate change and human activity. Some may be gone before the end of the century.
Our KEEP EARTH WILD campaign is all about celebrating the many wonderful places that exist in our wild world. Tourism sustains many economies, but many of the travel destinations we know and love are disappearing because of human activity. Here are just a few…
Great Barrier Reef — Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world. A collection of over 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands, it is the world’s largest coral reef system, home to over 9,000 known species. Millions of tourists visit this oceanic marvel each year — swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling. But in the last 25 years, nearly 50% of the Great Barrier Reef has disappeared due to climate change. At its current rate of decline, scientists worry the reef could be gone in the next 20 years.
The Everglades — Florida, USA