The famed Komodo National Park in East Nusa Tenggara province may become one of the world’s new seven wonders, after jumping the ladder to ninth place. The park sat on 12th place throughout April, according to a poll conducted by the Seven Wonders Foundation on its official website http://www.new7wonders.com . The final results will be announced in 2010.
Manggarai Barat regent legislative council Deputy Speaker Ambrosius Janggat and East Nusa Tenggara Governor Frans Leburaya said Thursday the new ranking brought the park closer than ever before to attaining the coveted seven wonders status, and encouraged people globally to vote for the world “treasure to which nothing can compare”.
“Support from Indonesian and international citizens is expected to grow stronger, so we hope it *the park* can make it to seventh place,” said Ambrosius. Founded in 1980 to protect its rare inhabitant, the Komodo dragon, the park includes the three larger islands of Komodo, Rinca and Padar, and a number of smaller ones, making up a total area of nearly 2,000 square kilometers.
Source: The Jakarta Post – May 15, 2009