Kalahari Desert tops New7Wonders of Nature

source: The Botswana Gazette
Written by JFG
Tuesday, 23 June 2009 09:34

But it faces disqualification if Botswana does Not form a local supporting committee

Zurich (Switzerland) – People worldwide chose the Kalahari to represent the beauty of Botswana and the region.

However without official support in Botswana it will lose its chance.
Currently the Kalahari Desert is an iconic multinational nominee in the thrilling global election to choose the Official New7Wonders of Nature. But unlike many of the 261 natural sites that qualified for the 2nd phase of worldwide voting, the Kalahari does not have an Official Supporting Committee (OSC) representing it in each of the countries involved.

Despite being now in its category of 21 nominees, all the votes that are being cast for it will be void unless an OSC is formed in Botswana.
The Kalahari Desert is currently ranked number one in Category A. It is currently among the Top 77 nominees, leading its group.

On July 7 the Top 77 based on voting will have the chance to be one of the 21 Official Finalists in the New7Wonders of Nature campaign.


The 21 official finalist candidates will be announced on July 21 and the [continue reading]



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