The British Virgin Islands are known for beautiful weather and pristine beaches, however, climate change is devastating these scenic destinations. Wetlands, mangroves, ponds, coral reefs, beaches, and private properties were all greatly damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017. This damage leaves beaches, coasts, and communities who are particularly vulnerable at a higher risk. Half of the coral reefs around the British Virgin Islands have disappeared over the last 25 years. These reefs act as natural buffers against powerful waves so when they shrink, the coast floods more easily. Beaches on the island of Tortola have lost about 24 feet in width since 1953 due to the loss of healthy coral reefs. Whether you live on these gorgeous islands year round or youโ€™re just stopping by, be sure your stay creates a positive impact ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’š - Years Of Living Dangerously

The British Virgin Islands are known for beautiful weather and pristine beaches, however, climate change is devastating these scenic destinations. Wetlands, mangroves, ponds, coral reefs, beaches, and private properties were all greatly damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017. This damage leaves beaches, coasts, and communities who are particularly vulnerable at a higher risk. Half of the coral reefs around the British Virgin Islands have disappeared over the last 25 years. These reefs act as natural buffers against powerful waves so when they shrink, the coast floods more easily. Beaches on the island of Tortola have lost about 24 feet in width since 1953 due to the loss of healthy coral reefs. Whether you live on these gorgeous islands year round or youโ€™re just stopping by, be sure your stay creates a positive impact ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’š