Madagascar is the 4th largest island in the world. Home to some of the richest tropical rainforests and most diverse wildlife, like lemurs and mongoose. However, the dense ecosystem has been continually destroyed by poaching, logging, and burning. If actions are not taken to save the island, it is expected that its rainforests and unique inhabitants will vanish in 35 years.
Places to visit before they disappear-Atlantic Forest, South America Shown abutting the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte in 2004, the species-rich Atlantic Forest originally spanned 1.35 million square kilometers in Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay. But due to an expansion of logging and agriculture, the forest is now less than seven per cent its original size, and exists mainly as isolated patches, some less than 24 hectares.
Your Shot Photos: Best Trips 2015 -- National Geographic Taj Mahal Cenote, Mexico - Timed right, diving a cenote can be a truly magical experience, hugely rewarding and unlike most other scuba adventures. The intimately lit cavern layered against energetically dancing light beams and the vivid hues of color forged as the sun shone brightly on the mangroves above was breathtaking. Indeed, a very special dive.