5 Places Abandoned by People But Not Wildlife

#EcoList of Things We Love

1. Chernobyl

Classroom in the ghost town of Pripyat, located near the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Photographed in 2008 by Henrik Ismarker/Flickr.

2. Kolmanskop, Namibia

Ghost town of Kolmanskop, photographed in 2006 by Damien du Toit/Flickr.

3. Korean Demilitarized Zone

Korean DMZ courtesy Korea.net/Wikimedia.

4. Centralia, Pennsylvania

Centralia, Pa., by properpictures/Flickr.

5. Okunoshima, Japan

Rabbits at Okunoshima by Kim Bui/Flickr.



The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.7 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places. More info at www.biologicaldiversity.org.

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