While many of nature’s wonders and man’s architectural masterpieces have been around for hundreds or even thousands of years, they might not be around much longer. Global warming and pollution are ruining natural wonders, and historians are fighting an often losing battle against architectural decay. If you’re able to travel, visiting these sites is a way to protect them and contribute to their health and preservation. Grab your bag and passport to visit these five iconic places before they’re gone.
1. The Great Barrier Reef
Scientists believe the Great Barrier Reef as we know it will disappear in the next two decades without regulatory intervention and community involvement. This is due to global warming that slows coral growth and causes massive die-offs of crucial animals in the ecosystem. When one animal or plant type dies, it cr