Will Ganga, Sunderbans be among seven wonders of nature?
Here comes a new poll to name the seven wonders of nature, with India’s Ganga river, Sundarbans mangrove forests and Kaziranga national park being some of the hot contenders. “We know that the New7Wonders of Nature campaign will significantly raise awareness of the incredible variety and beauty of nature around us,” says the New7Wonders Foundation. The final list of the New7Wonders of Nature will be out in 2011. Currently the nomination process is on, with 261 nominees competing to make it to the top 77. The Ganga is considered the most holy river in India and flows through several states. The thick Sunderbans forests are home to the Royal Bengal tiger while the Kaziranga national park in Assam houses the single largest population of the one-horned rhino. Other entries from Asia include Mount Everest, K2, the Chitwan national park, Baikal Lake and the Dead Sea. A “wonder of nature” must be “a clearly defined natural site or natural monument that was not created or significantly altered