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Peru gets Official Finalist Certificate on the Amazon

On Sunday, New7Wonders Director Jean-Paul de la Fuente handed over the Official Finalist Certificate to the President of the Loreto Region of Peru, Yván Vasquez, at a ceremony where two boats met in the middle of the Amazon river, nearby the Loreto capital Iquitos. Peru is unique amongst the…

Celebrating the source of the Amazon in Peru

In 1996, an expedition team led by the Polish adventurer Jacek Palkiewicz confirmed the source of the Amazon River at the foot of Mount Quehuisha in the Peruvian Andes. Today, Jacek Palkiewicz is an Ambassador of the Masurian Lake District, one of the 28 Official Finalists in the New7Wonders of…

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Global Memory

When Philon of Byzantium declared the Ancient 7 Wonders, the then-known world was very…

The state of the world’s tropical forests

First, the good news: The world's tropical forests are being better managed today than five years ago. That's according to a report by the International Tropical Timber Organisation , a pro-sustainable use group whose 60 member countries account for 90 percent of the global timber trade. The "Status of Tropical Forest…

Bolivia to make Pachamama part of its law

The law establishes 11 new rights for nature. They include: the right to life and to exist; the right to pure water and clean air; the right to balance; the right not to be polluted; and the right to not have cellular structure modified or genetically altered.

celebration on 07.07.

This year, and every year from now on, the world celebrates 7 Wonders Day. The event honours the 21 iconic wonders chosen by hundreds of millions of votes following three historic global campaigns.

Year of Forests is good news for many finalists

The United Nations has declared 2011 the International Year of Forests to strengthen the management and conservation of all types of forests for the benefit of current and future generations. This is good news for many New7Wonders of Nature finalists.

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