New7Wonders of Nature is a contemporary effort to create a list of seven natural wonders chosen by people through a global poll. It is being organized by a Swiss-based New Open World Corporation (NOWC), after its success in organizing the New Seven Wonders of the World, which where chosen by more than 100 million votes in the first-ever global campaign.
Stages of the campaign
The project is still in its initial stage, and is open to nominations until 31st December 2008. Voting for nominees will continue through July 7, 2009. Then the New7Wonders of Nature Panel of Experts, under the leadership of Prof. Federico Mayor, the longest-standing former Director-General of UNESCO, will review the top 77 nominees and choose the 21 finalists, to be announced on 21 July 2009. The 21 finalists will then be put to popular vote. The final declaration of the New7Wonders of Nature will be in 2010.
On 1 January 2009, only one national nominee per country will be allowed to proceed: the highest ranked in the voting on 31 December 2008. Therefore until the end of 2008, countries with more than one national nominee will be racing to choose the national representative that is allowed to continue into 2009. Nominees shared by more than one country will remain and continue into 2009.
Official supporting committees
In this campaign, it is important that people from the nominee's countries form Official Supporting Committees (OSC) since New7Wonders must obviously have people to work on behalf of a natural site. A nominee cannot be considered for selection as one of the 21 finalists without an OSC.
Last update 28-OCT-2008 10:25 GMT
|Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park||PHILIPPINES - Asia|
|Ha Long Bay||VIET NAM - Asia|
|Cox's Bazar, Beach||BANGLADESH - Asia|
|Chocolate Hills||PHILIPPINES - Asia|
|Tubbataha Reef||PHILIPPINES - Asia|
|Al-hasa Oasis||SAUDI ARABIA - Asia|
|Ganges, River||BANGLADESH/ INDIA - Asia|
|Ali Sadr Cave||IRAN - Asia|
|Sundarbans, Forest||BANGLADESH/ INDIA - Asia|
|Phong Nha - Ke Bang, National Park||VIET NAM - Asia|
|Fansipan, Mountain||VIET NAM - Asia|
|Mayon Volcano||PHILIPPINES - Asia|
|Lake Saiful Maluk||PAKISTAN - Asia|
|Mount Everest||CHINA/ NEPAL - Asia|
|Mount Damavand||IRAN - Asia|
|This nominee is officially supported. |
It is eligible to be selected as a finalist. Click on the nominee to find out more.
|This nominee is not yet officially supported. |
WITHOUT AN OFFICIAL SUPPORTING COMMITTEE IT WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE FINALIST SELECTION. Click on the nominee to find out more.
|This is a multi-national nominee that needs all countries to officially support it. |
WITHOUT AN OFFICIAL SUPPORTING COMMITTEE FROM EACH COUNTRY IT MAY BE ELIMINATED FROM THE FINALIST SELECTION. Click on the nominee to find out more.
|This nominee is pending its official support.|
THERE ARE REQUIREMENTS AND CRITERIA MISSING, AND UNLESS THESE ARE RESOLVED IT WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE FINALIST SELECTION. Click on the nominee to find out more.