THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF WAYS places change. As you’ll see in this list, the threats can be environmental, political, or simply the result of too small an area to support the amount of tourism it receives.
In some cases, the very success of a place equals its eventual destruction. Government regulations (or lack thereof) can lead to a loss of access, or a loss of place, depending on the balance. In some cases, armed conflicts may be destroying places as you read this.
The important thing is to recognize how vulnerable a place can be, and to visit it, or at the very least, attempt to appreciate it, before it’s gone.