TravelBook.ph supports the Puerto Princesa Underground River bid for the New7Wonders of Nature
TravelBook.ph joins advocate Noel Cabangon in calling for votes to name the Puerto Princesa Underground River one of the New7Wonders of Nature.
The underground river was chosen to represent the Philippines in the New7Wonders of Nature competition after two rounds of voting, on July 28 this year. Now the underground river must garner enough votes to land one of the top 7 slots against 28 other competing natural wonders around the world, including Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro, Italy's Mount Vesuvius, and the United States' Grand Canyon.
The Puerto Princesa Underground River is an 8.2km long subterranean river reputed to be the longest in the world. Located in the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, the Underground River is an important center for biodiversity conservation, with a full ecosystem spanning the sea to the mountains. The area is surrounded by majestic limestone or karst cliffs and its forests are home to monkeys, monitor lizards, and squirrels.
As reported on the Puerto Princesa Underground River's official website (http://www.puerto-undergroundriver.com/), president and founder of the New7Wonders Bernard Weber notes, "This is an extraordinary achievement and the eyes of the planet will be upon Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and the Philippines in the next 2 years. We look forward to an exciting and record-breaking final race, with the whole world coming together to choose the Official new 7 wonders of nature, 7 locations that will be part of global memory forever."
With just under 19 days to vote, TravelBook.ph encourages all its readers and friends to send in their votes and show their support.
As part of these efforts, the team host a blogger dinner at Adarna Restaurant in Quezon City, where the guests are encouraged to send in their votes and spread the word through blogs and social networks. The event was graced by artist and advocate Mr. Noel Cabangon.