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Global Heritage Fund Releases List of Endangered Places Around The World (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 10/20/10 12:41 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:05 PM ET

The Global Heritage Fund, a Silicon Valley-based non-profit, released its list of 12 "On the Verge" sites that are in danger of disappearing without further aid from organizations.

The list is comprised of places with a per capita income of less than $5 a day, according to USA Today.

Jeff Morgan, executive director of Global ­Heritage Fund (GHF), told the Wall Street Journal: "Especially in places in Asia, we've seen rapid growth destroying these sites and government regulation hasn't kept up to protect them."

Here are 8 of the endangered places around the world. Take a look at the sites in the slideshow below and let us know what you think!

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Chersonesos, Ukraine
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Founded probably 2,500 years ago, this former port town lies on the coast of the Black Sea.
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So stunning!

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