Cultural and natural heritage – a gift from the past that would be passed down the future – are two sources of inspiration and primordial life. Places as diverse as the Serengeti National Park stretches from East Africa, the pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef of Australia and the Baroque cathedrals of Latin America make up a world heritage, whose sites, according to UNESCO, belong, regardless of the territory in which they are placed All peoples. Many of these sites live suffering some worrying threats.
Canal Grande, Venice
Even if no time has the opulence of the Serenissima Republic, today, at least in terms of lighting spectacular and enchanting city of Doges, looks great.
The problem of this city founded in 452 unique lacustrine Composition’s miraculous, is that it is sinking by about 1.5 cm per century, however efforts are massive, sustained an industrial scale, pumping water from underground structures.
Although it seems almost impossible to imagine that an entire country to sink, that’s exactly what happens to the Maldives, “a tribe” of about 1,200 islands, some washed by the waters, according to specialists, contains the richest marine life in the world. 80% of these islands are nearly a meter above sea level and are a risk Pandit tragic: the continuous increase of ocean levels, a phenomenon caused by global warming.
During the 2004 tsunami, which affected the whole infrastructure of the country, many atolls in the area had disappeared permanently from the world map.
Snows of Kilimanjaro
Considered the highest mountain in Africa (6021 m), Kilimanjaro is a peak (the West) which the locals call it, not incidentally, Masai Ngaje Ngai, that God’s dwelling. Air or temple of transcendent is maintained and immaculate mantle of snow that it wears, regardless of the season.
In recent years, the size of the covering white-coat gradually narrowed, because the same global warming. Experts say the glaciers that seemed to last for ever will become history, in just fifteen years.
The Great Wall
The oldest parts of this monument, probably the most authoritative symbol of the Middle Empire, dating from the fifth century BC. Border defense building and haughty, the only human artifact visible from outer space, the wall was reinforced in the Ming dynasty (fourteenth century).
Today, nearly two-thirds of its distance of 6,400 kilometers from the border with Korea before the Gobi and were destroyed by erosion and uncontrolled development of the regions around.
Dating, roughly dating from the fourteenth century BC, the Luxor resort on the western bank of the Nile – which includes the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, and more than 40 temples and funerary monuments – is threatened not only by the ravages Tourism and rapacity “predators” of remains, but also by the sacred river itself.
The construction of the Aswan Dam, 40 years ago, entailed massive infiltration of water that eroded the old foundations and covered numerous graves.
Machu Picchu, Peru
Ancient Inca city is about to become a victim of its own popularity.
The ruins, discovered by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911, became the most popular tourist attraction Peruvian lately. Traffic Giant (about one million visitors a year) caused destabilization and even collapse of some stone foundations. In addition, development of the area – a consequence of the wave of camper – alpine environment threatens the city was built.
Coral Reef, Indonesia
In this space were discovered more than 3,000 species of fish and 600 varieties of coral, approximately 75% of the total known to put them. This ecosystem heavenly face two serious problems: over-fishing and destructive fishing (using, for killing fish, explosives or poisons).
The consequence of these criminal actions is not only the disappearance of aquatic creatures, but also destroying their habitat.