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  • what have you?

  • What have we done?

  • I'll show you welcome to watch Mojo.

  • And today we're counting down our picks for the top 20 natural wonders ruined by morons for this list will be looking at beautiful parts of nature that were harmed or destroyed by direct action from people.

  • It's so heartbreaking.

  • You just pray.

  • Something like this doesn't happen.

  • Which of these dismays you the most.

  • Tell us in the comments number 20 Guerra Falls, Paraguay and brazil.

  • It's kind of strange to see a deceased symbol next to a massive waterfalls entry on Wikipedia.

  • But so here we are.

  • These stunning falls on their paranoia River roared so loudly that they could be heard from 20 miles away.

  • Their size and deafening sound drew in tourist From around the world.

  • And the falls were deeply loved by the local people.

  • In 1973, the Itaipu Dam was announced and the falls days were numbered.

  • Over the next nine years, crowds visited the area for a chance to see the falls one last time, tragedy struck when a bridge collapsed and killed several tourists.

  • The falls completely disappeared in 1982, much to the sadness of those who enjoyed their beauty.

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  • Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

  • You might be wondering how an entire sea can disappear but never underestimate the power of poorly planned farming practices in order to grow large amounts of cotton.

  • The so government diverted the waters of the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya rivers from the R.

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  • To the desert.

  • The sea shrank from 26,300 square miles in 1962.

  • 4 small lakes totaling 6626 square miles in 2004.

  • Since the 19 sixties, Over 90% of the sea has disappeared.

  • The remnants of the RLC are highly toxic and too salty to support many forms of life, which has partially led to the probable extinction of the RL trout and sear daria sturgeon.

  • This once prosperous village was abandoned by its residents when there was no more fish.

  • Additionally, the toxins have led to a tragic increase in cancer in the people who live in the region.

  • Number 18 Canada.

  • This beautiful unique tree met it's unfortunate demise at the hands of one man.

  • The kid chaos was a Sitka spruce that had a rare genetic mutation.

  • The spruces unusual golden color made it stand out among the other trees and it was sacred to the indigenous hider people.

  • The golden spruce even featured in hiding pathology in january 1997.

  • However, Forester Engineer Grant had win made cuts in the iconic tree as an act of protest causing it to fall.

  • Two days later had win faxed in his confession to both the media and the Haida nation.

  • He disappeared on his way to his trial and has not been seen since number 17 from Atheist Tree, United States.

  • Yes, this is yet another north american tree that was cut down.

  • But at least it was apparently an accident this time.

  • Prometheus was a great basin bristlecone pine and it was believed to be more than 4800 years old, making it the oldest non clonal organism known to man in 1960.

  • For graduate student Donald Arco curry was studying ancient trees.

  • Accounts vary as to why curry cut and sectioned Prometheus instead of simply collecting a core sample.

  • However, curry claimed that he and the United States Forest Service personnel who helped him did not know about the tree's significance, sadly, no matter the circumstances or that remains of Prometheus is a very large stump.

  • Number 16.

  • El Dorado Ranch Park, United States, Once upon a time, the only risk associated with baby showers was encountering some bad punch.

  • But nowadays they can cause massive wildfires that destroy thousands of acres of parklands.

  • In september 2020.

  • Rifugio Manuel Jimenez, JR and Angela Rene Jimenez decided to reveal their baby's gender with a smoking pyrotechnical device, The device that smoked a little too much and started a fire.

  • The blaze Spread over more than 22,000 acres and resulted in the death of firefighter Charlie Morton people were really concerned about the impact that something that started off that seemed so innocent ended up having such an amazing impact on people in the community, their homes.

  • In this case a life was lost.

  • If you want to have a gender reveal party, maybe stick with pink or blue cupcakes instead of involuntary manslaughter and massive destruction.

  • He's fighting a fire that was started because of a smoke bomb.

  • That the only reason he's there.

  • # 15, the Nazca lines peru from here, it might not look like much because to really see the Nazca lines, you need a completely different perspective.

  • The beautiful and culturally significant Nazca lines survived two millennia of weather, but even they could not escape the stupidity of people.

  • The unesco World Heritage site covers a large area, so it is in theory pretty difficult to miss.

  • Unfortunately in 2018 a truck driver still managed to ruin part of the important site.

  • High Nair, jesus flores, vegan drove over a portion of the lines, destroying some of the images along with a much smaller but still significant act of vandalism by activists.

  • This encouraged more stringent security around the area.

  • Number 14.

  • Big major cay pigs.

  • The Bahamas, what's better than serene, beautiful beach time, serene, beautiful beach time with sweet, adorable pigs.

  • Of course The famous big major cay pigs are so friendly and trusting that they'll even swim with tourists making for wonderful memories and gorgeous pictures and it's turned the swimming pigs of the Bahamas into international superstars.

  • Unfortunately, the flood of visitors has also resulted in pollution and overly crowded sands.

  • In 2017 over half a dozen pig were found dead tourists were blamed for feeding the pigs inappropriate food, including rum and throwing food into the sand, which the pigs ingested along with the tasty morsels, thankfully the remaining pigs seem to be doing well, but make sure you always refrain from feeding wildlife no matter how cute it is, they've become the biggest single attraction in the Exuma keys # 13 Galapagos Islands Ecosystem Ecuador.

  • Ever since humans first started visiting these breathtakingly beautiful islands, they've been causing problems.

  • The flora and fauna of the Galapagos have developed in unique ways, but this sadly makes them vulnerable when it comes to competition.

  • Humans have been intentionally and unintentionally introducing invasive species of plants and animals to this beautiful archipelago for centuries.

  • Probably somewhere between 65 to 75% of all the extinctions have occurred on islands And of that, somewhere between 80 and 90% or even more is because of invasive species.

  • Some of these invasive species have caused quite a few problems for the native ones, including habitat loss and food competition.

  • Thankfully, efforts have been introduced in an attempt to reduce and reverse the negative impacts.

  • Tourism is a double edge sore.

  • It can be good and it can be bad.

  • So let's make sure that we manage tourism the best possible way and we use tourism as a conservation tool number 12 Torres.

  • Del Piney forests chili nicknamed the crown jewel of Patagonia.

  • This unesco biosphere reserve is a gorgeous and unique area home to endangered species and stunning views.

  • Torres del Paine National Park draws in hundreds of thousands of visitors a year.

  • Unfortunately not every visitor is as responsible as they should be.

  • This national park suffered from two large fires six years apart.

  • The first in 2005 was caused by a tourists overturned gas stove and it burned about 15,000 hectares.

  • The second larger fire burned 17,000 hectares and was caused by a tourist lighting, toilet paper on fire.

  • Both fires killed thousands of animals and caused massive damage.

  • The next time you go camping, make sure you he'd Smokey Bear's advice.

  • Come on man.

  • If it still had the taxes too hard to leave.

  • Number 11 Bangkok Lake cambodia, The destruction of any natural wonder is tragic, but it's even worse when it has an enormous human cost as well.

  • This lake's shore's in phnom Penh, were home to thousands of peoples who depended on its waters for food and money from tourism.

  • In 2007, the city's government announced the sale of the lake and its surrounding area to a property development firm.

  • The developers pumped mud and sand into the lake, transforming it from a sprawling body of water to a puddle.

  • Thousands of families were displaced or from their homes due to this horrific undertaking.

  • Number 10 Devils Hole pupfish, United States, a critically endangered species of pufferfish only lives in Devil's Hole in Nevada there so valued as unique that they spawned, saved the pufferfish bumper stickers in the 19 sixties and seventies.

  • This led to the U.

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  • Government to spend millions of dollars to preserve them.

  • In april 2016, 3 men broke into the secured area around Devil's Hole.

  • They destroyed surveillance cameras and one man even jumped into the hole, smashing pop fish eggs during their peak spawning season.

  • The vandalism led to the death of one of the valued pop fish, lowering that springs population from 115 to 114.

  • Ultimately, the Vandals were charged with violating the endangered species act and security around the pop fish habitat was further heightened number nine uluru and it's rare shrimp.

  • Australia uluru is an iconic monolith that stands as one of the most recognizable aspects of Australian geography and as a sacred landmark to the aboriginal people of the area.

  • When tourists began flow talking to the area in the 19 thirties, some of them made a huge negative environmental impact.

  • Visitors climbed the sacred sandstone rock against the wishes of the local inonu and even relieved themselves on the site.

  • You want to take it out fire away.

  • Remember to aim by the 19 seventies, human waste was blamed for eliminating a rare species of shrimp that lived exclusively on what's also known as Ayers Rock.

  • Over the years, there were even more incidents of tourist indecency, including a woman removing much of her clothing.

  • Upon reaching the top of uluru in 2019, a ban on climbing uluru finally went into effect to help preserve the site number eight.

  • Paracel archipelago.

  • South china sea, also known as the Sheesha Islands.

  • The Paracel archipelago are in a disputed area in the south china Sea.

  • They're stunningly clear.

  • Waters are home to many rare sea creatures and colorful coral reefs.

  • When the islands were opened up to tourism and cruises in 2013, the wildlife immediately suffered.

  • Tourists plucked ocean animals from their homes, including lobsters and rare endangered giant clams and ate them.

  • They even broke off pieces of coral to take home as souvenirs.

  • While many of these actions are illegal that didn't prevent ignorant tourists from posting about their crimes on social media.

  • Number seven Race track plier, United States.

  • Despite its name, this gorgeous dry lake in Death Valley is not designed for high speed vehicles.

  • Its name comes from the mysterious sailing stones that leave behind noticeable trails across the level pristine surface Racetrack pliers, a beautiful and unusual landscape was vandalized in 2016 when a driver tore through the fragile area and left behind 10 miles of ruts.

  • The driver spun all over the dry lake, cutting swerves and donuts all over the ground.

  • This blatant act of vandalism caused significant noticeable and long lasting damage to the picturesque surface crust of racetrack plier.

  • Number six is La Desa Peraza Spain.

  • While the beautiful Isla de Peraza is uninhabited, tourists still frequent it while vacationing in the area.

  • In fact, some holidaymakers have made it a rite of passage to try to make it to the island while under the influence.

  • Despite police warnings in 2015, 2 teenagers were exploring the island in a grand and stupid move, they dropped a lit cigarette.

  • It caused an enormous blaze across the island.

  • The fire tore through several acres and required two helicopters carrying water to douse the flames.

  • Although the incident was treated as an accident, it does serve as a testament to the foolishness of some tourists.

  • Number five cliffs of moher Ireland.

  • The world famous cliffs of moher are among europe's most stunning natural one And our gorgeous on their own.

  • However, in 2013, a group of artists apparently thought they could one up one of mother nature's most beautiful pieces of art by adding to it, much to the dismay of geologists, they graffitied the highest point of the cliffs as if it were not obvious enough that these Vandals were not the brightest stars in the sky.

  • They recorded themselves in the act.

  • They also graffitied several other sites and posted every act of vandalism on their social media before deactivating their accounts.

  • The rocks 300 million years old.

  • It's got its own natural beauty.

  • It's weathered by the waves, the wind over vast periods of time.

  • That's what people come to see.

  • They don't come to see somebody spray painting a bit of Number four Duck Bill, United States Oregon's Duck Bill was a unique sandstone hoodoo that was iconic on the titular States coast and attracted many tourists every single year, the Duck bill survived decades of winds and tides from the pacific to serve as a scene spot for visitors.

  • It could not, however, survive a group of teenage Vandals.

  • They toppled the one of a kind hoodoo after their friend allegedly broke a leg on the rock formation.

  • We looked over and there was probably eight guys pushing over the big rock.

  • The group claimed they were performing a service to the public despite several warning signs and the area around the Duck Bill being surrounded by a fence.

  • Although the Vandals were filmed in the act, they were never caught just like laughed it off, took it with pride that they destroyed something magnificent and then just kind of disappeared right after number three, the tree of 10 array *** once deemed the globe's most isolated tree.

  • This acacia was thought to be the only tree for more than 250 miles.

  • It was considered an iconic part of Niger's landscape, especially recognized as a landmark on caravan routes through that area of the Sahara desert and it was even included on maps.

  • Despite being the only obstacle for literally miles, even this isolated tree could not escape unscathed from ridiculous human behavior.

  • In 1973 the tree was inexplicably hit by a truck driver.

  • Their actions removed an important feature from Niger's landscape.

  • While a memorial sculpture now stands in its place, the tree can never truly be replaced.

  • Number two Utah goblin hoodoos!

  • United States camping among centuries of geological history.

  • Seems like a dream come true, but that dream can come crashing down literally when morons get involved.

  • One of Utah's most memorable geographic features are its