by. Fahry Bima untuk Komodo
Group E Kategori Hutan, Taman Nasional dan Cagar Alam.
Peringkat 1 s.d 12 dari www.new7wonders.com 24 Feb. 09
Rank 1. Amazon, River/Forest
BOLIVIA/ BRAZIL/ COLOMBIA/ ECUADOR/ FRENCH GUIANA/ GUYANA/ PERU/ SURINAME/ VENEZUELA
The Amazon Rainforest, also known as Amazonia, the Amazon jungle or the Amazon Basin, encompasses seven million square kilometers (1.7 billion acres), though the forest itself occupies some 5.5 million square kilometers (1.4 billion acres), located within nine nations. The Amazon represents over half of the planet's remaining rainforests and comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world. The Amazon River is the largest river in the world by volume, with a total flow greater than the top ten rivers worldwide combined. It accounts for approximately one-fifth of the total world river flow and has the biggest drainage basin on the planet. Not a single bridge crosses the Amazon.
Rank 2. Puerto Princesa Subterranean River
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 km north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. It features a limestone karst mountain landscape with an 8.2 km. navigable underground river. A distinguishing feature of the river is that it winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea. It includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers. The lower portion of the river is subject to tidal influences. The underground river is reputed to be the world's longest. At the mouth of the cave, a clear lagoon is framed by ancient trees growing right to the water's edge. Monkeys, large monitor lizards, and squirrels find their niche on the beach near the cave.
Rank 3. Sundarbans Forest
The Sundarbans delta, at the mouth of the Ganges river, is the largest mangrove forest in the world, spreading across parts of Bangladesh and West Bengal, India. The Sundarbans features a complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests. The area is known for its wide range of fauna, with the Royal Bengal tiger being the most famous, but also including many birds, spotted deer, crocodiles and snakes.
Rank 4. Tree of Life
The Tree of Life (Shajarat al-Hayah) is a 400-year old mesquite tree in Bahrain. This unique tree stands alone in the desert about 2 km from the Jebel Dukhan, the highest point in Bahrain. The source of water for this tree remains a mystery because it stands in a place completely free of water supply. Mesquites yield yellowish gums used in making mucilage, candles and dyes.
Rank 5. Bialowieza Forest
Białowieza Primaeval Forest, is located in Poland straddking the border between Belarus and Poland. It is the only remaining part of the immense forest which once spread across the Europoean Plain. On the Polish side it is partly protected as a National Park, and occupies over 100 km². On the Belarusian side the Biosphere Reserve occupies 1,771 km The border between the two countries runs through the forest and is closed for large animals and tourists for the time being.
Rank 6. Black Forest
Black Forest (Schwarzwald) is a wooded mountain range in southwestern It is bordered by the Rhine valley to the west and south. The highest peak is the mountain Feldberg with an elevation of 1,493 meters. The region is almost rectangular with a length of 200 km and breadth of 60 km.
Rank 7. Retezat National Park
Retezat National Park, located in Hunedoara county, Romania, was founded in 1935 and has an area of 380 km². Containing more than 60 peaks over 7,500 feet and over 100 crystal clear deep glacier lakes, the Retezat Mountains are some of the most beautiful in the Carpathians and include Romania's first national park. The area shelters one of Europe's last remaining, unaffected natural primary forest and the largest single area of pristine mixed forest. Wolves, brown bear, wild boar, lynx, wildcat, chamois, roe and red deer, as well as small carnivore species such as badger and otter populate the area.
Rank 8. Christmas Island National Park
Christmas Island National Park is on Christmas Island, an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean, south of Indonesia. The park is home to many species of animal and plant life, including red crabs during their annual migration, when around 100 million crabs move to the sea to spawn, and Abbott's Booby, an endangered bird that only nests on the island.The park protects & preserves the important ecological systems which characterize this beautiful tropical island: the magnificent rainforests, the ocean shores & reefs.
Rank 9. Dinosaur Provincial Park
Dinosaur Provincial Park is situated in the valley of the Red Deer River, which is noted for its badland topography. It is well known for being one of the greatest dinosaur fossil beds in the world. Thirty-nine dinosaur species have been discovered here and more than 500 specimens have been removed and exhibited in museums across the globe. Its significance justified it becoming a World Heritage Site in 1979.
Rank 10. Eua National Park
Eua Island is a high island 40 km off the south coast of Tongatapu, Tonga. This is where the Eua National Park is located, which boast 450 hectares of pristine tropical rainforest with exotic bird life including lorikeets, musk parrots, pacific pigeons, kingfishers and tropic sea birds.
Rank 11. Okawango Delta, National Park
The Okavango Delta in Botswana is the world’s largest inland delta. It has no outlet to the sea and empties onto the sands of the Kalahari Desert. The water entering the delta is unusually pure, on account of a lack of agriculture and industry along the river. It passes through the sand aquifers of the numerous delta islands and evaporates by leaving enormous quantities of salt behind. These precipitation processes are so strong that the vegetation disappears in the center of the islands.
Rank 12. Komodo National Park
Indonesia’s Komodo National Park includes the three larger islands Komodo, Rinca and Padar, as well as numerous smaller ones, for a total area of 1,817 square kilometers (603 square kilometers of it land). The national park was founded in 1980 to protect the Komodo dragon. Later, it was also dedicated to protecting other species, including marine animals. The islands of the national park are of volcanic origin.
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