17 Incredible Places That May Disappear Soon


A tropical Shangri-la, the Seychelles comprise over a 100 islands in the Indian Ocean. A tourist hot spot (and home to several luxury resorts), they are in danger of beach erosion as global warming has devastated coral reefs that protect the shoreline.

In an interview with NPR, Ronald Jumeau, the country’s representative to the UN, noted that while Seychelles has hills, unlike other island nations such as Maldives and Tuvalu, 80 percent of the people live on the coast, and they’ll have to relocate as many islands of the archipelago could submerge over time with rising sea levels.

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