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Now nominations for Natural 7 Wonders

Taslima Rawshan

After the man made new seven wonders by over 100 million people voting through Internet and telephone, The New 7 Wonders of the World were announced during the official declaration ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday, July 7, 2007, 07-07-07.

These are The Great Wall, China; Petra, Jordan; Christ Redeemer, Brazil; Machu Picchu, Peru; Chichén Itzá, Mexico; The Roman Colosseum, Italy; The Taj Mahal, India.

The foundation launches the nomination of new 7 wonders of nature all over the world. The nominations will continue through 08.08.08. Then a panel of experts will create a list of 21candidates from which voters worldwide will elect the 7 wonders of nature.

The criteria of nomination
Nominations must be for a clearly defined natural site or natural monument that was not created or significantly altered by humans. Physical or natural phenomena like the northern lights, the Gulf Stream or shooting stars are not eligible. The nominees must be one of the following:
* Natural site
* Natural monument
* Landscape

The categories
Overview of the categories that help us to sort and evaluate your proposals:
* Animal Reserve
* Canyon, Fjord
* Cave, Grotto
* Coastline, Cliff
* Forest, Wood
* Geological site
* Glacier
* Mountain, Volcano, Rocks
* Nature Conservancy Park
* Oasis, Deserts
* Prehistoric natural site
* Underwater World, Reef
* Water, Sea, Lake, River
* Waterfall
* Other

An opportunity for Bangladesh
Bangladesh is a land of natural beauty. In our country we have the Sundarbans, the biggest mangrove forest of the world, the longest beach in Cox's Bazar, beautiful coral island in the southern part of the country, St Martin's Island, Kuakata sea beach from where both sunrise and sunset can be seen, mighty rivers such as Jamuna and Padma etc.

There are many natural sites, natural monuments, landscape all over the country. It's now your turn to present our country to the world. Let the world know about the natural beauty of our country. Visit www.natural7wonders.com and nominate upto 7 wonders as you like. From the nominations all over the world through internet 21 will be short listed for voting. Place your nominations for Bangladesh's natural wonders.

(Student of Dept. of AIS, DU)


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