"The Tubbataha Reef Marine Park covers 33,200 ha, including the North and South Reefs. It is a unique example of an atoll reef with a very high density of marine species; the North Islet serveing as a nesting site for birds and marine turtles. The site is an excellent example of a pristine coral reef with a spectacular 100-m perpendicular wall, extensive lagoons and two coral islands."
- UNESCO, 1993
The world is now looking for the New 7 Wonders of Nature (N7W). As of June 17, 2008- The Tubbataha Reef ranks number 2 in the nominations and three more Philippine sites are included on the Top 10 namely: Chocolate hills, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and Mayon Volcano. However, the voting is still ongoing thru December 31,2008. Until such time, the panel will announce the Top 21 finalists.
From January 2009 up to the Summer of 2010, a whole new voting will progress, then the announcement of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
To be on the list isn't easy. It's a long arduous process and since it is a dynamic live ranking, we are never too secure that the Philippines will be included on the Final 21 and into the final 7. That's why we strongly encourage everyone, every Filipino and Filipino at heart to vote for Tubbataha reef and the three other sites that are already on the Top 10. Help us spread the word! Pitch in your vote today!