Before you know it, some of the world’s most beautiful and unique destinations could be unrecognisable. Climate change, plastic pollution and overpopulation are having devastating effects on our planet. Earth Month, which celebrates its 46th anniversary this April, is a global initiative that aims to drive awareness around environmental issues.
In support of Earth Month 2016, Contiki is hoping to raise awareness of global environmental issues by highlighting some traveller bucket list destinations we are in danger of losing forever.
Here are eight traveller favourites you need to see before they disappear. Click next to load the next location.
Venice is one of our favourite island paradises, but it’s no secret that the city is sinking, and it has been for centuries. High tides, rising sea levels due to climate change and boat traffic are three of the main reasons why the buildings are eroding and slowly being claimed by rising water levels.
The effect is a few millimetres a year which may not seem like a lot, but look ahead a few decades and it’s more than a bit concerning. With floods becoming more frequent efforts are being made to control the water levels going forward. And no, stilt walking for all is not a realistic option.