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Indonesia celebrates Official Inauguration of Komodo

DENPASAR, BALI, INDONESIA: Komodo National Park has been officially inaugurated as one of the New7Wonders of Nature. The colourful ceremony was attended by the President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and First Lady Ani Yudhoyono; the former vice president of Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla, the Founder-President of New7Wonders, Bernard Weber, members of the Indonesian government, including [...] Read More →

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Presentation of Komodo plaque in Jakarta

During a banquet in Jakarta to celebrate the final New7Wonders of Nature Official Inauguration ceremony, the specially-designed plaque listing Komodo National Park in the “canon of 7″ was presented by Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, to Jusuf Kalla, former Vice President of Indonesia and Chief Ambassador and Head of the Komodo Official Support Committee. In [...] Read More →

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Visit7Wonders: a new global tourism platform for the New7Wonders of Nature

Visit7Wonders launched in Dubai on 7 May 2013: A new global tourism platform bringing together the New7Wonders of Nature from across the world was announced today at one the leading international travel fairs, the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. The New7Wonders of Nature, elected following a global four-year campaign with hundreds of millions of votes, [...] Read More →

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Komodo sees immediate gains from its New7Wonders of Nature status

Following its successful campaign to be elected as one of the New7Wonders of Nature, Indonesia’s Komodo National Park in East Nusa Tenggara has seen a significant upsurge in tourism, with 40,000 visitors recorded in the first quarter of this year. “The increase is related to the new status,” East Nusa Tenggara Tourism, Art and Culture [...] Read More →

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Komodo Island officially confirmed as one of the New7Wonders of Nature

Zurich/Switzerland: Komodo Island has been confirmed officially as one of the New7Wonders of Nature. Making the announcement, Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, congratulated the people of Indonesia and the fans of Komodo Island in the world for so enthusiastically backing this Finalist in the global voting campaign. “The success of Komodo Island, the home of [...] Read More →

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Announcing the provisional New7Wonders of Nature

The provisional New7Wonders of Nature are, in alphabetical order: Amazon, Halong Bay, Iguazu Falls, Jeju Island, Komodo, Puerto Princesa Underground River, Table Mountain. Here, Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, announces the names of the provisional New7Wonders of Nature at the New7Wonders headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. The announcement of the provisional New7Wonders of Nature

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Certificate ceremony in the presence of dragons

With some rather well-fed Komodo dragons warming themselves under the hot sun, Bernard Weber, founder and President of New7Wonders, handed over the official Komodo New7Wonders of Nature Certificate of Participation to the Head of Komodo National Park, one of the 28 Official Finalists in the New7Wonders of Nature, and Jusuf Kalla, former Vice President of [...] Read More →

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People power in Indonesia for Komodo

“When the government fails, the people will take the lead.” So wrote the Jakarta Post on Friday in an opinion piece titled “Public initiatives revive Komodo voting“. The writer was referring to Komodo National Park, one of the 28 Official Finalists in the New7Wonders of Nature. Disappointed with the Indonesian government’s lack of support for [...] Read More →

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From Peru to Poland, a week of voting presidents

It began last Saturday in Peru, where President Ollanta Humala voted for The Amazon, one of the 28 Official Finalists in the New7Wonders of Nature, which is shared by Peru along with Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela. Then, on Wednesday, the President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, asked all Indonesians [...] Read More →

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