While the N7W listing has reduced thousands of sites to just seven, Unesco now has 1,034 inscribed sites since it started its annual WH listing in 1978.
Vigan's official N7W declaration was set during the week-long Binatbatan Festival of the Arts.
As the international competition to find the New 7 Wonders of Nature (N7W
) will draw to a close today UAE time 3:11 pm, the EAD called upon the people to vote for Bu Tinah until the last minute.
A national campaign to make the Bu Tinah Island in Abu Dhabi one of the New7Wonders of Nature (N7W
) has united the UAE on the 40th anniversary of the country's formation, Eduardo GonEaA*alves, director of the Environmental Awareness Sector at the EAD, told Gulf News yesterday.
The exhibition in the dome was launched by the EAD to create greater awareness on the importance of conserving the UAE's biodiversity and to support the UAE's bid for the island to become one of the New7Wonders (N7W) of Nature.
EAD launched an international campaign to encourage people to vote for the Island as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature (N7W) in March 2010.
In a statement to Emirates News Agency (Wam), he said: "We hope that the media will play its role in promoting awareness among the citizens, residents and visitors on the importance of biodiversity in the UAE and support the state's efforts aimed at making the island one of the New7Wonders (N7W
) of Nature."
Meanwhile, Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, also visited the EoACAyBu Tinah Experience' on Friday evening at the Abu Dhabi Corniche which was launched by Abu Dhabi's Environment Agency (EAD) to drive greater awareness on the importance of conserving the UAE's biodiversity and to support the UAE's bid for the island to become one of the New7Wonders (N7W
) of Nature.
competition will draw to a close on November 11, 2011.
competition will draw to a close on November 11 and people have only 44 days left to vote.
"The goal of the N7W
is to bring global appreciation for our natural heritage to the same level as that we hold for our cultural world." he said.
More than a billion votes are expected from people in 220 nations across the world in the contest, Jean Paul de la Fuente, Director of Switzerland based New SEven Wonders (N7W
) Foundation, said at the media briefing.