From the BBC: Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Environmentalists in Jordan are warning that the Dead Sea will disappear by the year 2050 if its level continues to drop at the current rate. Friends of the Earth (Middle East) has stepped up a campaign entitled "Let the Dead Sea Live" to try to save the world's saltiest body of water. The group is running a photo competition to draw attention to the threat facing the lake, which is home to several rare species of plant and wildlife. The Dead Sea - the salty lake at the lowest point on Earth - is unique. You can float in it, it is renowned for its health-giving properties and on both its Israeli and Jordanian sides, it's a major tourist draw. But environmentalists claim that the Dead Sea is now "dying" as the water that used to feed it is diverted for industry, agriculture and domestic use in both Israel and Jordan.