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The World’s 6 Most Endangered Animal Habitats

Madagascar

Madagascar is not just a DreamWorks film; it’s a real-life ecological wonderland. But it’s under threat from the usual suspects: deforestation, erosion, exploitation of resources—including hunting and people collecting wild animals—and introduction of alien species.

This is not an exhaustive list, of course. Species are being pushed from their mountaintop habitats, and plant species are threatened in just about every country in the world.

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10:27PM PDT on May 20, 2014

Having been to most of these biodiversity hot spots, it is human habits that are destroying these vital places. help orangutans, lemurs, coral reefs, turtles,etc. Learn to tread lightly on this planet. Support a conservation group- no matter how large or small it will help.

6:31PM PST on Dec 15, 2013

O.M.G... WHY IS IT THAT IF WE CAN'T PROFIT FROM IT, CONTROL IT, OR USE IT IN OTHER WAYS WE DESTROY IT?? tHERE ARE ALTERNATIVES TO WOOD (BUILDING HOMES), IF WE WERE LESS DEPENDANT ON WOOD, COCONUT OIL ETC: THESE MAGNIFICENT ANIMALS WOULD STILL EXIST IN NUMBERS=BUT NO WE'VE DESTROYED THEIRHABITAT AND NOW E'RE DESTROYING THEM! BOYCOTT PRODUCTS THAT FORCE ANIMALS INTO EXTINCTION, PLEASE

5:43PM PDT on Jun 21, 2013

God how depressing is this..,i feel 4 the future generations that will only see barren wastelands and concrete structures. Very grim...thanks

9:06PM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

Very sad, thank you.

9:05PM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

Very sad, thank you.

3:28PM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

Thanks for sharing. Now to get people to protect these habitats.

1:23PM PDT on Jul 22, 2012

Central Africa is not only mined by conflic but also by multinationnals interrest by the wood and palm oil industry...This is a lot for the flore and the faune of Africa's forest

1:36PM PDT on Jul 21, 2012

The loss of all these habitats is due to man's greed and desire to own/take over/pave all the areas of these and other animals. Soon the only animals left will be on 2 feet.

12:49AM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

Such beautiful places... good job mankind!

7:32AM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

There has to be something we can do!!!
I have stopped buying anything with Palm Oil in it in protest to help save some land in the Forests of Indonesia for the Orangutans.
I'm not sure what to do about the Gulf of Aden, or the Great Barrier Reef, or the Gulf of Mexico, or Central Africa’s Mountain Gorillas, or Madagascar!!

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