Seven Natural Wonders (CNN)
Seven Natural Wonders is an organization created with the mission of protecting and promoting the natural wonders of the world. The project was launched in 2008 in response to the New 7 Wonders efforts to change the natural wonders of the world. This announcement was made following the campaigns efforts to establish a new list of modern man-made wonders.
Seven Natural Wonders launched an effort to expand the 7 Natural Wonders of the World by creating campaigns to add the Seven Natural Wonders for each continent. These campaigns differed from the efforts of New7Wonders because every wonder of nature was eligible with no requirements for entry fees and sponsorship fees of any kind. This campaign was further distinguished by avoiding the influence of marketing, advertising and social media, with the winning wonders being determined by experts from around the world who leveraged statistical and traditional significance, uniqueness, and pure splendor.
Seven Natural Wonders was established to protect the original vision and declaration of the seven natural wonders of the world. Although there is some dispute about the exact list, CNN published the commonly accepted list. The list includes:
- Aurora Borealis
- Rio de Janeiro
- Grand Canyon
- Great Barrier Reef
- Mount Everest
- Victoria Falls
The mission of Seven Natural Wonders is to promote and protect the natural wonders.