Central Africaâ€™s mountain gorillas might win for the worldâ€™s most dangerous habitat, and between habitat destruction and ongoing conflict in the region, their population has been brought to the brink of extinction, with no place to go for refuge. Add the worldâ€™s only remaining mountain gorillas living in the mountainous region spanning Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the list of reasons to stop the conflict in that region (which means taking a little responsibility for the role our gadgets play in perpetuating it).
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Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is really suffering not only because of climate change, but also because of runoff from the coast of nutrients, fertilizers, pesticides, sewage, and oil. Itâ€™s putting the delicate balance of life in the worldâ€™s largest reef system in serious jeopardy.
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Gulf of Aden
The waters where Somali pirates often strike are also home to plenty of marine life, including many coral species, the Crown Butterfly fish, which is found only in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, and thousands of sea turtles. Female turtles have been tagged and identified as nesting in South Yemen and then recaptured in Somalia, more than 2000 km away.
Forests of Indonesia
The orangutans in Indonesia are running out of space to go, too. Logging operations and the global demand for palm oil have nearly wiped out the territory these primates call home, and social conflicts have been on the rise, reports The Ecologist, â€œas people who depend on forests for their livelihoods are being forced to change their way of life.â€
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Madagascar is not just a DreamWorks film; itâ€™s a real-life ecological wonderland. But itâ€™s under threat from the usual suspects: deforestation, erosion, exploitation of resourcesâ€”including hunting and people collecting wild animalsâ€”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.
Information Reposted found from Planet Green and written by: By Rachel Cernansky, Planet Green