14 Nov '11, 3am

Amazon rainforest named as one of seven nature wonders via @mongabay

Amazon rainforest named as one of seven nature wonders via @mongabay

Amazon rainforest named as one of seven nature wonders mongabay.com November 14, 2011 Amazon rainforest in Peru. Photo by Rhett A. Butler The Amazon rainforest has been named one of the "New 7 Wonders of Nature of the World", according to the Swiss group that organized the competition. The New7Wonders Foundation named Halong Bay in Vietnam; Iguazu Falls in Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay; Jeju Island in Korea; Komodo island in Indonesia; Puerto Princesa in Palawan, Philippines; and Table Mountain in South Africa as the other six. The winners emerged after months of voting. Originally some 447 were candidates for the title. The Amazon is the world's largest rainforest and provides critical services for mankind: 70 percent of South America's GDP is produced in the region fed by Amazon rainfall. Another one of the "New 7 Wonders of Nature of the World" is also powered by the ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1114-amazon_wonder.html

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