Paradise islands you need to visit before they disappear

  • Maldives

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Home to 26 coral atolls, the Maldives is famous for it’s beaches, world-class diving and pristine swimming conditions.At only five feet above sea level, scientists forecast the rising sea levels — a result of climate change — could flood the island nation within 100 years.

  • Seychelles

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Comprised of 115 islands, luxury hotel brands like the Four Seasons and Hilton set up locations on this remote tropical outpost for their well-heeled clientele.Over the past century, climate change in the Indian Ocean has damaged the coral reefs that protect the islands, leading some to predict that much of the islands will be underwater by the end of the century.

  • Galapagos Island

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An archipelago found in Ecuador, the islands are home to a vast range of flora and fauna.Alongside giant tortoises, the islands home rare creatures that you won’t see anywhere else in the World.But with a burgeoning popularity, the Galapagos Islands becoming increasingly at risk of over development to cater for a booming tourist trade.

  • Solomon Islands

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Described as the melting pot of the Pacific, the Solomon Islands are made up of 992 islands and are inhabited by Oceania’s three main cultural groups: Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia. Researchers placed a marker at the end of the beach – and just seven years later that marker had disappeared under water.

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