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Philippine Tourism News: Nominated For New 7 Wonders of the World is Tubbataha Reef

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Thursday, January 12, 2008

Nominated as one of the new 7 wonders of the world is our very own Tubbataha Reef. It is very nice to hear that one of our own natural tourist attraction is being nominated to be one of the new 7 wonders of the world. Tubbataha Reef, a 96,000 hectare ecosystem reef in the middle of the Sulu Sea, is Asia's best marine park has been recognized last July 2007 with other hundred other natural attractions across the continent.

In 1993, Tubbataha Reef was declared as World Heritage Site by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Tubbataha Reef has attracted thousands of divers and adventurers around the world. Tubbataha Reef help boast Philippine tourism and constantly generated millions of pesos from dive tourism. Last year from January to December, it generated P4 million pesos from diving tourism alone. It also has an income in aside from diving that pegged at millions of pesos annually and this help our tourism a lot.

Tubbataha is Asia's best diving reef because it is the home of more than 10,000 coral reefs 483 species of fish, two nesting species of marine turtles, nine species of marine mammals. Not only that, Tubbataha Reef islets are among the last breeding strongholds of seabirds in Southeast Asia.

Tubbataha is reportedly contributed ecological value of P840 million every year in the countryís economy in terms of fisheries and tourism.

Tubbataha Reef has one of the best few place in the world that is worth visiting for, the Tubbataha Reef's "underwater world of wonders". In this, an environmental advocate, Alex Marcaida, is urging Filipinos to vote for Tubbataha Reef so that it can make to the top 21st finalist in the prestigious search for new world wonders.

Other nominees such as Christ Redeemer of Brazil, Taj Mahal of India, Petra of Jordan, Machu Picchue of Peru, Great Wall of China, Colosseum of Italy, and Chichen Itza of Mexico alsready has garnered more than 1 million votes.

If you want that Tubbataha Reef will make it to the finals then cast your vote now. To vote for Tubbataha Reef
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