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Puerto Rico Campaigns for El Yunque as New7Wonders

October 28, 2011

Puerto Rico's Department of Economic Development and Commerce urges Puerto Ricans to vote for El Yunque as one of the seven most impressive and unique natural attractions in the world. Vote online at Voting ends Nov. 11 at 11:11 am.  On that same day the New7Wonders organization will announce the preliminary results of the contest.

More than 600,000 visitors enjoy the waterfalls, flora and natural beauty of El Yunque each year. El Yunque is home to 150 fern species and 240 tree species of which 88 are found only in Puerto Rico and of those 23 are found only in this exceptional rainforest. Eco-diversity is what sets El Yunque apart from other rainforests including the Amazon. 

Some of the 28 natural locations competing for a spot in the final seven are The Amazon Rainforest in South America, the Igauzu Waterfalls located between Argentina and Brazil, and the Vesuvius Volcano in Italy.  The campaign started back in 2007 and was created in order to select the new list of natural wonders of the world. 



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