As people we are aware that the world is ever changing, which means before you know it some the world’s most beautiful and unique destinations could be unrecognizable, with factors from Climate change, plastic pollution and overpopulation now having devastating effects on our planet.

Earth Month, which celebrated its 46th anniversary this month, is a global initiative that aims to drive awareness around environmental issues.

In support of Earth Month 2016, youth travel specialist Contiki is hoping to raise awareness of global environmental issues by highlighting some traveller bucket list destinations we are in danger of losing forever.

From Venice to The Maldives, the Amazon to Antartica, our friends over at Contiki have helped us highlight the 8 places to visit before they change forever…

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