Monday, June 15, 2009

Lake Titicaca tops wonders of nature ranking for fifth consecutive week

For the fifth consecutive week, Lake Titicaca tops Group F (lakes, rivers and waterfalls) of the seven wonders of nature campaign, according to the New 7 Wonders Foundation.
Lake Titicaca, the highest commercially navigable lake in the world, is followed by the Niagara Falls and Danube River.

Lake Titicaca’s nomination is promoted in a joint effort by authorities of Peru and Bolivia.
On the other hand, the Amazon River and Rainforest ranks second in Group E, (forests, national parks and nature reserves), which is now led by Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park in the Philippines. The Colca Canyon located in Arequipa stands also second in Group D, which includes caves, rock formations and valleys.
A total of 261 qualified national and multinational nominees from 222 countries are participating in this second phase of the Official New7Wonders of Nature campaign.
Voting for nominees with an Official Supporting Committee will continue until July 7, 2009.
The top 77 voted nominees, on a category group basis, will be considered by the N7W Panel of Experts for finalist shortlisting.
The shortlist of the selected 21 candidates will be announced on 21 July 2009, and will go forward to the Official Finalists stage of voting.
Voting for the New 7 Wonders of Nature, as chosen by popular vote from the 21 finalist candidates, will continue throughout 2010 and into 2011. The Official New 7 Wonders of Nature will be declared in 2011.

Source: Andina


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