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09/20/2010 08:06 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

9 Habitats Around The World That Need Saving (PHOTOS)

Sometimes it's development. Sometimes it's ignorance about how nature works. Sometimes it's just plain greed. And of course, throwing climate change in the mix makes everything worse.

We're talking about disappearing habitats around the world. We risk losing more than just natural beauty. These complex ecosystems are sources of income and job, sources of medicine, and homes for animals as well as humans.

Here are nine habitats where we need to check ourselves before it's too late. It's a short list, so feel free to add other natural places that are near and dear to your hearts in the comments.

Disappearing Habitats