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Fastest Disappearing Natural Wonders

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How to see 10 of the world’s most gorgeous endangered places before it’s too late.

Sundarbans Mangroves

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The largest of its kind, the Sundarbans Mangroves is a 4,000-square-mile maze of wetlands at the confluence of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna rivers bordering Bangladesh and India. It’s also home to the rare Indian tiger, oddities such as the tree-climbing fish, and more than two million people. Logging, overfishing, and silt from the deforestation of the Himalayas are all choking it to death. UNESCO estimates that by the end of the 21st century, 75 percent will be gone.

How to See It Now: Support local businesses that engage in conservation efforts, like Sundarbans Jungle Camp in West Bengal.

Fastest Disappearing Natural Wonders

Sundarbans Mangroves

The largest of its kind, the Sundarbans Mangroves is a 4,000-square-mile maze of wetlands at the confluence of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna rivers bordering Bangladesh and India. It’s also home to the rare Indian tiger, oddities such as the tree-climbing fish, and more than two million people. Logging, overfishing, and silt from the deforestation of the Himalayas are all choking it to death. UNESCO estimates that by the end of the 21st century, 75 percent will be gone.

How to See It Now: Support local businesses that engage in conservation efforts, like Sundarbans Jungle Camp in West Bengal.

© Frédéric Soltan/Corbis
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