Quotation

"A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."

Albert Einstein
 


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Vote Now for the New 7 Wonders of Nature!

"If we want to save anything, we first need to truly appreciate it".

Bernard Weber, Founder New7Wonders

Have you already voted for the New 7 Wonders of Nature? No? Then hurry up! Support your favorite candidates in this great worldwide competition.

 

 

The Official New 7 Wonders of the World campaign was a resounding success, in which more than 100 million votes were cast and which took democracy to a new global level. Now, the second campaign organized by the non-profit New7Wonders Foundation, to choose the New 7 Wonders of Nature, is off to a promising start: Some 300 nominations were submitted by some half a million people within the first few months of the campaign.

 

 

Nominations can be submitted for the New7Wonders of Nature campaign until December 31, 2008. Voting for nominees will continue through July 7, 2009. The 21 finalists will be announced on 21 July 2009 and will then be put to popular vote.

We have already chosen the New 7 Wonders of the World. The following 7 candidates have been elected by more than 100 million votes to represent global heritage throughout history. This was the first time that people worldwide have joined together and chosen symbols of our common world. So, let’s vote now for the greatest wonders of nature! It won’t be easy to choose – our planet is so beautiful and has so many beautiful places. I think that this competition is not made to choose the best but to focus our attention on the beauty of the world we live in! The beauty is all around us, notice it!

I have chosen some of the nominees for you to see how amazing they are:

Grand Canyon (United States)

The Grand Canyon, created by the Colorado River over a period of 6 million years, is 446 km long, ranges in width from 6 to 29 km and attains a depth of more than 1.6 km.

Amazon, River/Forest (Bolivia/ Brazil/ Colombia/ Ecuador/ French Guiana/ Guyana/ Peru/ Suriname/ Venezuela)

The Amazon Rainforest, also known as Amazonia, the Amazon jungle or the Amazon Basin, encompasses seven million square kilometers (1.7 billion acres), though the forest itself occupies some 5.5 million square kilometers (1.4 billion acres), located within nine nations. The Amazon represents over half of the planet's remaining rainforests and comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world. The Amazon River is the largest river in the world by volume, with a total flow greater than the top ten rivers worldwide combined.

Great Barrier Reef, Coral Reef (Australia)

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the planet’s largest coral reef system, with some 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for 2,600 km over an area of approximately 344,400 square km. It is the biggest single structure made by living creatures and can be seen from outer space.

Victoria Falls (Zambia/Zimbabwe)



The Victoria Falls is a waterfall situated in southern Africa between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The falls are, by some measures, the largest waterfall in the world. They also seem to be the most unusual in form and have beyond doubt the most diverse and easily-seen wildlife of any major waterfall site.

Mount Everest (China, Nepal)



Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth, with the summit 8,848 meters above sea level. The mountain, which is part of the Himalaya range in High Asia, is located on the border between Nepal and Tibet, China.

Chocolate Hills (Philippines)



The Chocolate Hills is an unusual geological formation in Bohol, Philippines. It is composed of around 1,268 perfectly cone-shaped hills, all about the same size, spread over an area of more than 50 sq km The hills are covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season, giving them the name ''Chocolate Hills.''

Dead Sea, Lake (Israel)

The Dead Sea is a salt lake between the West Bank/Palestine/Israel to the west and Jordan to the east. At 420 metres below sea level, its shores are the lowest point on Earth that are on dry land. With 30 percent salinity, it is 8.6 times saltier than the ocean.

 

 

 
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