Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Travel's most endangered destinations - see them before they're gone

"Travel's most endangered destinations"

"Put these special wonders on your must-visit list before they disappear"

Those are the headlines of an article in the Travel/Destinations section on MSNBC's Website. The article lists ten of the world's most endangered travel destinations and recommends that you see them before they cease to exist. The destinations range from the Alpine glaciers of Europe to the Taj Mahal. Destination number 9 on the list is Louisiana's coastal salt marshes of the Atchafalaya Basin. While the coastal salt marshes are mostly the final interface between land and sea, the article does get the details mostly right.

When the article gives readers an option to learn more about the Atchafalaya Basin, it cites a page on your very own Delta Chapter Website. The page it refers to is the "Introduction to the Atchafalaya Basin" page written by our very own Atchafalaya Basin expert, Charlie Fryling.

The original article came from the Website but you can be sure that it enjoyed a much larger audience on the MSNBC site. It is certain that the widest possible exposure of the problem of coastal erosion can only help us fight it before it truly is too late.

The 2 page article on

The page on specifically about the Louisiana coastal salt marshes:

The original article on

The authoritative article written by Charlie Fryling:

And please, no autographs!

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