This is an exclusive region which, along with its uniqueness, is home to many plants and animals. The rapid melting of the snow is hampering the ecosystem, thereby endangering its plants and animals.
It once boasted of 150 glaciers, but with time, this number is shrinking rapidly. Climate variation is adversely affecting the fauna and flora of this natural wonder.
The glacier has been shrinking for the past few decades, but with the advent of rapid climatic changes, its thawing has increased dramatically, making it an endangered site.
But both areas face a threat from climatic changes. The thawing of frost has severely affected the endemic species, pushing them into the endangered animals list.
The river Jordan is the only source of water for the Dead sea, but the neighboring countries are drawing water, leaving little for the sea. Moreover, the sea is under great pressure from mining companies which extract minerals from it.
But due to inundation of pollution, poor fishing, unorganized agricultural practices, coral bleaching, and erosion, it's existence is under serious threat. The rise in sea temperature is also causing widespread damage to the reef ecosystems worldwide.
Noted evolutionist Charles Darwin, in his book "Origin Of Species", mentioned the Galapagos as the reason behind his theory of evolution. Illegal fishing and the huge influx of tourists are disturbing the balance of its ecosystem.
The white sand beaches and aqua-blue water offer breathtakingly spectacular views, but recent changes in sea temperature is threatening to soon submerge the islands completely. Coral bleaching and erosion is also causing irreparable damage to the islands' marine ecosystem.
Environmentalists predict that In a few decades, the probability of this tropical paradise getting submerged is very high.
This is now considered endangered because millions of acres of forest lands are lost to deforestation, illegal logging, and guerrilla warfare. Many animal species are also facing extinction due to illegal poaching and hunting.