Public Asked To Pick Worlds Seven Natural Wonders

07.22.09 | FL News Team

Here's your chance to help pick the seven natural wonders of the world. Should the Grand Canyon be on the list? How about the Dead Sea or the Great Barrier Reef? Organizers of a contest called the New Seven Wonders of the World say they are hoping to get a billion votes online and over the phone. The Swiss group's slogan is, "If we want to save anything, we first need to truly appreciate it."  

A panel of experts narrowed a massive list down to just 28 finalists yesterday. Other geographic hot spots making the cut include the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon rainforest, Germany's Black Forest and Azerbaijan's Mud Volcanoes.

One name you will not find on the list: Niagara Falls. They wanted out after they found out the community would have to foot the bill to cover the promotional costs.

For the full list and instructions on voting, visit the site at The list of winners will be announced in 2011.