Provisional New 7 Wonders of Nature announced!

After the first count of vote results on 11/11/11 (November 11, 2011), the provisional winners of the New 7 Wonders of Nature was announced. Looks like our campaign for the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) to be included in this exclusive list bear fruit as it is included in the provisional list.

New 7 Wonders logo

Here’s the list of the provisional New 7 Wonders of Nature in alphabetical order:

Amazon (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela)

The Amazon represents over half of the planet's remaining rainforests and comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world. The Amazon River is the largest river in the world by volume, with a total flow greater than the top ten rivers worldwide combined.

Amazon River

Halong Bay (Vietnam)

The bay has a 120 kilometre long coastline and is approximately 1,553 square kilometres in size with 1969 islets. Several of the islands are hollow, with enormous caves, other support floating villages of fishermen, who ply the shallow waters for 200 species of fish and 450 different kinds of mollusks.

Halong Bay

Iguazu Falls (Argentina, Brazil)

Iguazu Falls, in Iguazu River, are one of the world's largest waterfalls. They extend over 2,700 m (nearly 2 miles)  in a semi-circular shape.  Of the 275 falls that collectively make up Iguassu Falls, "Devil's Throat" is the tallest at 80 m in height.

Iguazu Falls

Jeju Island (South Korea)

Jejudo is a volcanic island, 130 km from the southern coast of Korea. The largest island and smallest province in Korea, the island has a surface area of 1,846 sqkm. A central feature of Jeju is Hallasan, the tallest mountain in South Korea and a dormant volcano, which rises 1,950 m above sea level.

Jeju Island

Komodo (Indonesia)

The national park was founded in 1980 to protect the Komodo dragon. Later, it was also dedicated to protecting other species, including marine animals. The islands of the national park are of volcanic origin.

Komodo

Puerto Princesa Underground River (Philippines)

The underground river is reputed to be the world's longest. At the mouth of the cave, a clear lagoon is framed by ancient trees growing right to the water's edge. Monkeys, large monitor lizards, and squirrels find their niche on the beach near the cave.

Puerto Princesa Underground River

Table Mountain (South Africa)

Table Mountain is a South African icon and the only natural site on the planet to have a constellation of stars named after it - Mensa, meaning “the table.” The flat-topped mountain has withstood six million years of erosion and hosts the richest, yet smallest floral kingdom on earth with over 1,470 floral species.

Table Mountain

Again, this is just the provisional winners of New 7 Wonders of Nature so it will be possible that there will be some changes once the results has been finalized. The confirmed winners will be announced early 2012 during the official inauguration ceremonies.

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  1. I solemnly hope and pray Puerto Princesa makes it to the official list. :D

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  2. PPUR really deserves to be included in the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

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