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New 7 Wonders of Nature

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  2. 2. 7 Wonders of the World<br />500 BC the first list of 7 Wonders of the World was created<br />
  3. 3. 7 Wonders of the World<br />Hanging Gardens of Babylon – did they even exist?<br />
  4. 4. 7 Wonders of the World<br />Statue of Zeus – destroyed by earthquake<br />
  5. 5. 7 Wonders of the World<br />Pharos Lighthouse- Alexandria<br />
  6. 6. 7 Wonders of the World<br />Pyramids of Giza <br />
  7. 7. 7 Wonders of the World<br />Why 7? Perfection and Plenty<br />They remain top of mind today - 2500 years later - amazing<br />
  8. 8. 7 Wonders of the World<br />Imagine if we can ensure that a South African icon can do the same?<br />Every school child will learn the names of the 7 Wonders of Nature<br />N7W becomes an automatic ‘bucket list’<br />South Africa will have an icon to last 2500 years!<br />
  9. 9. 7 Wonders of the World<br />Who are the New 7 Wonders Foundation?<br />New Seven Wonders of the Worldwas a project that attempted to update the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World concept with a modern list of wonders. A popularity poll was led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and organized by the Swiss-based, government-controlled, New7Wonders Foundation, with winners announced on July 7, 2007 in Lisbon, Portugal<br />
  10. 10. New 7 Manmade Wonders<br />Finalists were announced July 2007<br />100 million votes<br />Largest poll on record – this is in itself a wonder<br />N7W is expecting a BILLION votes for N7W of Nature<br />
  11. 11. Economic Impact of N7W<br />“Visits to Cristo Redentor have increased by 30% since it was voted a New 7 Wonder of the World.” <br />JB Online, October 25, 2008<br />“The increase in number of visitors to the Kingdom is also borne out by Royal Jordanian: the airline registered the highest monthly total of passengers in its 44 year history”<br />AME Info fn, The Ultimate Middle East Business Resource. Sept 5, 2007<br />
  12. 12. Economic Impact of N7W<br />“Since being named a wonder of the world, the number of visitors (to Chichen Itza) has increased 75 percent” Juan Jose Martí Pacheco, secretary of Tourist Promotion of Yucatan.<br />For every 100 visitors to Petra in 2006, we have seen 148 visitors in 2007, and are expecting 215 in 2008 – a compound increase of more than 100% in just over a year <br />(data extrapolated from statement by Suleiman Farajat, Director, Petra Archaeological Park). Neue Zürcher Zeitung, November 23, 2008<br />
  13. 13. Table Mountain is in the final 28!<br />Citizens of the world were asked to suggest sites that could be considered a ‘wonder of nature’<br />440 locations in 220 countries were nominated<br />An official supporters committee was formed: CTT, SANParks and TMACC<br />2009: Table Mountain made it through to the final 77<br />July 2009: panel of experts announced Table Mountain is on final shortlist of 28<br />
  14. 14. Table Mountain is in the final 28!<br />Table Mountain is part of an elite group:<br /> Ayers Rock Australia<br /> Grand Canyon USA<br /> Black Forest Germany<br /> Amazon South America<br /> Great Barrier Reef Australia<br /> Seychelles Islands Seychelles<br />
  15. 15. Table Mountain- what is needed?<br />We need your Vote!<br />SMS ‘Table’ to 34874<br /><br />
  16. 16. 7 Wonders of the World<br />Case study:<br />Sundarbans<br />Largest mangrove swamps on the border of Bangladesh and India <br />50% of votes are domestic<br />this has taken them to the top 14<br />
  17. 17. 7 Wonders of the World<br />And where are we?<br />Table Mountain is currently in bottom 14 <br />98% of votes came from international votes<br />
  18. 18. 7 Wonders of the World<br />What can YOU do?<br />Give us one contact person that keeps us in the loop<br />Mention in all media:<br />twitter<br />Facebook<br />Blogs<br />CALL TO ACTION, ACTION IS TO VOTE<br />
  19. 19. TABLE MOUNTAIN<br />This is an opportunity that will not present itself again – ever. <br />We are either on the list for the next 2500 years,<br />or we are off the list for the next 2500 years<br />
  20. 20. 7 Wonders of the World<br />Innovative thinking required<br />Eg 7million trees<br />
  21. 21. TABLE MOUNTAIN<br />What will you do to help us get there?<br />