The wonders of the world in danger of extinction

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Three years ago Made famous worldwide vote for new Seven Wonders of the World. In these votes were elected monuments like the Colosseum in Rome, the Great Wall of China, Christ Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Machu Pichu in Peru, the pyramids of Chichen Itza in Mexico, India’s Taj Mahal and Petra in Jordan.

The wonders of the world in danger of extinction

Photography by llamnudds

In Villa de Ayora want to talk about the wonders of the world because of man (climate change, rising temperatures, etc.) Are in danger of disappearing. We hope to know before they disappear, or at least not ever disappear.

The city of Venice is sinking. Rising sea level causes high tides, it makes the salt enter the basement and corroding the wooden pillars of its historic buildings. As data, noting that in the last century, Venice sank 24 inches. The Maldives is an archipelago composed of 1,200 islands. 80% of the islands is more than one meter above sea level, rising about a centimeter every year due to climate change. In little more than half a century many of these islands could be gone.

The Great Wall of China, with its 7,300 km long, has only 20% of the wall on terms acceptable to be seen. Another 30% is in ruins and the rest is gone. There are areas of the Great Wall that is being destroyed as tourists travel to the karts.

the world in danger

Photography by Ivan Walsh

Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska has 16 glaciers. 12 of these glaciers expelled icebergs a bay in southeast Alaska. Climate change is affecting the glaciers, because the increase in temperature is causing it to melt and do not lead to release of icebergs. If visitors have the chance to see these icebergs do not miss these wonderful performances.

the world in danger of extinction

Photography by RyanSchultz

The Great Barrier Reef of Australia, is the largest reef in the world with 345,000 sq km of marine flora. This reef is estimated that may disappear in 40 years if not for uncontrolled fishing and slow down the sewage goes there.

The Taj Mahal of India also has problems. Is endangered by the tilt of its towers. He has also appeared another problem, pollution is causing the yellowing walls. And last but not least, for two years, this monument is in the crosshairs of terrorists.

The Machu Picchu in Peru, receives 3,000 visits a day. Uncontrolled urban development in the town of Aguas Calientes at the foot of the mountain, causing the earth to move the wreckage. This risk is being evaluated by UNESCO.

wonders of the world

Photography by Matito

Havana in Cuba, a danger that after the death of Fidel Castro may suffer a similar transformation to the mega resort of Santo Domingo. This will be saying goodbye to the country in the 40 detained.

In Luxor, Egypt Temple groundwater threaten to unravel. The moisture seeps into the structure and fill it with fungus and bacteria. Moreover, traders pieces stolen from the ruins to be sold as souvenirs.

the wonders of the world

Photography by eviljohnius

Protecting the wonders of the world!

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