Graeme, a reader and new member of Phil-UK Network, wants us to spread the word about the Philippines’ entries in the New 7 Wonders of the World.
I was just checking out the New 7 Wonders of the World
web site and saw that Tubuttaha Reef is now number 2 in the list. Also,
Puerto Princesa National Park is now at number 6. This is great because it
means that the word is getting out to the pinoy community here and in other
countries and that people are showing they care about their heritage.
But what it really means is that these site could get upgraded by the UN and
the people who determine World Heritage Sites and that can mean that more
funding goes into the conservation effort for these places.
Currently The Philippines occupies four of the top ten candidates with:
- Tubbataha Reef
- Chocolate Hills
- Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
- Mayon Volcano
You can track the progress of the candidates and vote at the New 7 Wonders of Nature Nominees website.
Having even one winning entry would be great for tourism and—fingers crossed—conservation in the Philippines. Visit the New 7 Wonders of Nature website to find out more about the campaign.