7 Endangered LatAm Locations to See Before They’re Gone

UNESCO has released its list of destinations in the "World Heritage in Danger" study of 55 endangered heritage sites, seven of which are located in Latin America.

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UNESCO has released its list of destinations in the “World Heritage in Danger” study, which includes 55 locations, mostly dominated by war-torn countries and terrorist hotspots.

In Latin America, the study includes seven World Heritage Sites that are in danger of becoming lost to environmental or human perils.

From ghostly Chilean mines to an ancient Peruvian city, these seven sites are certainly extraordinary, but adventurous travelers should think about exploring them before they further deteriorate.

The eight locations are the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve in Belize, the Chan Chan Archeological Zone in Peru, Rio Plátano Biosphere Reserve in Honduras, Potosí in Bolivia (pictured), Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works in Chile, Portobelo-San Lorenzo in Panama, and Coro, Venezuela.

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