Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sipadan a candidate for Unesco listing

KOTA KINABALU: Sipadan is now officially eligible to be considered for nomination as a Unesco World Heritage site.

The nominee for the World's New Seven Wonders of Nature is famous for its abundance of turtles, schooling barracudas, white tip reef sharks, bumphead parrotfish and its teeming reef.

The island will be judged by a scientific panel alongside other world-renowned diving destinations, such as the Raja Ampat, Banda islands and Bunaken National Park in Indonesia, the Tubbatha and Apo Reefs in the Philippines and hundreds of other islands in the world.

A special panel headed by Sabah Tourism Board chairman Datuk Seri Tengku Zainal Adlin submitted an entry about a week ago.

Continue reading (incl. pic) at: Sipadan a candidate for Unesco listing

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