Wednesday, September 24, 2008

PUERTO PRINCESA SUBTERRANEAN RIVER NATL. PARK IS NO. 1

Asian countries dominated the top spots as of the latest update of the New7Wonders of Nature Nominees.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is currently ranked no. 1 among the 77 candidates of the New 7Wonders of Nature Nominees. Other nominees from the Philippines are now ranked as follows: Tubbataha Reef, Chocolate Hills and Mayon Volcano,ranked 4, 5 and 11, respectively.

Here’s the latest report from the New7Wonder of Nature’s website.

“… Voting for nominees will continue through July 7, 2009. Then the New7Wonders of Nature Panel of Experts, under the leadership of Prof. Federico Mayor, former Director-General of UNESCO, will review the top 77 nominees and choose the 21 finalists, to be announced on 21 July 2009. These finalists will then be put to popular vote.”

Last update 22-SEP-2008 06:25 GMT

1. Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park,PHILIPPINES-Asia
2. Cox's Bazar, Beach,BANGLADESH-Asia
3. Ha Long Bay,VIETNAM-Asia
4. Tubbataha Reef,PHILIPPINES-Asia
5. Chocolate Hills,PHILIPPINES-Asia
6. Al-hasa Oasis,SAUDI ARABIA-Asia
7. Ganges, River,BANGLADESH/INDIA-Asia
8. Ali Sadr Cave,IRAN,ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF-Asia
9. Sundarbans, Forest, BANGLADESH/INDIA-Asia
10.Lake Saiful Maluk,PAKISTAN-Asia
11.Mayon Volcano,PHILIPPINES-Asia
12.Mount Everest, Mountain CHINA/NEPAL-Asia
13.Liwa Oasis and Empty Quarter OMAN/SAUDI ARABIA/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES/YEMEN-Asia
14.Mount Damavand IRAN,ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF-Asia
15.Phong Nha-Ke Bang,National Park VIET NAM-Asia
16.Fansipan,Mountain VIET NAM-Asia
17.Red Sea Reef EGYPT/ISRAEL/JORDAN/OMAN/SAUDI ARABIA/SUDAN/UNITED ARAB
EMIRATES/YEMEN-Africa
18.Dead Sea,Lake ISRAEL/JORDAN/PALESTINIAN TERRITORY,OCCUPIED-Asia
19.Amazon,River/Forest BOLIVIA/BRAZIL/COLOMBIA/ECUADOR/FRENCH GUIANA/GUYANA/PERU
SURINAME/VENEZUELA-South America
20.Mount Fuji JAPAN-Asia
21.K2, Mountain CHINA/PAKISTAN-Asia

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