Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Help Promote Philippine Wonders!!!

CALL TO ARMS!!! Hehehe..I know it is a little dramatic...but really... The New seven Foundation has put up a new campaign where in the current race for the New 7 Wonders of Nature is now on.

Last year, the New 7 Wonders of the World has been proclaimed. This year, it is our turn to make history and put our very own scenic spots on the MAP!

Currently, Tubbataha Reef (Sulu, Philippines) is in rank number 9! 2 more spots and we have one of our own diving spost as a recognized "world treasure".

Tubbataha Reef is an atoll coral reef in the Sulu Sea.It is a marine sanctuary protected as Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park. The reef is composed of two atolls, North and South Reefs. Each reef has a single small islet that protrudes from the water. The atolls are separated by a deep channel 8 kilometers wide. Over one thousand species, including many that are endangered, can be found at on the reef. These include manta rays, lionfish, tortoises, clownfish and sharks.

Also, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River is on the 150th spot. The National Park is located in the Saint Paul Mountain Range on the northern coast of the island. It is bordered by St Paul Bay to the north and the Babuyan River to the east. The City Government of Puerto Princesa has managed the National Park since 1992. It is also known as St. Paul's Subterranean River National Park. The entrance to the Subterranean River is located a short hike from little town of Sabang.
It features a limestone karst mountain landscape with an 8.2 km. navigable underground river. A distinguishing feature of the river is that it winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea. It includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers. The lower portion of the river is subject to tidal influences. The underground river is reputed to be the world's longest.

Please log on to http://www.new7wonders.com and VOTE for Tubbataha Reef and the Subterranean National Park of Puerto Princesa!!!

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