In pictures: Famous tourist areas are at risk of extinction
A serious tourism report published by the International Tourism Organization this week warned of the extinction of some tourist destinations around the world, due to natural factors and human intervention as well.
The report called on the concerned governments to urgently provide the necessary support to preserve these tourist areas, or they will disappear completely within a few years.
The following tourist areas came at the top of these expected risks:
The white cliffs of Dover, Britain
The report says it is now eroding at its highest rate ever due to human intervention.
Venice – Italy
The report warned that the Italian city of Venice is eroding and disappearing at a rate 5 times higher than what is scheduled in normal conditions.
Great Wall of China – China
Thanks to erosion factors, the report confirmed that the Great Wall of China, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, has disappeared a third of it so far, which is a serious matter.
The report says that the Dead Sea’s days are numbered, after experts discovered that the water level in the sea is decreasing by one meter annually.
Finally, the report indicated that rising sea levels will threaten about a tenth of the world’s population who live in low-lying areas and islands that are at risk of flooding, including the famous tourist islands of the Maldives.