New7Wonders of Nature (2007-2011) was an initiative started in 2007 to create a list of seven natural wonders chosen by people through a global poll. It was led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and organized by the New7Wonders Foundation, a Swiss-based, government-controlled foundation.
To come up with the New 7 Wonders of Nature, the foundation urged citizens of the world to nominate sites which they deemed were natural wonders. Four hundred forty contenders came up and after a series of voting, the list was trimmed to 77. The group was then further cut to 28 by a panel of experts and then to the 14 finalists.
The Amazon Rainforest in Brazil, Halong Bay in Vietnam, Iguazu Falls in Argentina & Brazil, Jeju Island in South Korea, Komodo National Park in Indonesia, Table Mountain in South Africa, the Dead Sea of Israel, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the islands of Bu Tinah in the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon’s Jeita Grotto, Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, Poland’s Masurian Lake District, the Sundurban mangrove forests of Bangladesh and India, and the Puerto Princesa Underground River complete the 14 finalist list.
On November 11, 2011, the voting officially ended and the New 7 Wonders of Nature are the following: