After setting up the biggest online voting poll ever for electing seven new wonders of the world, the swiss-canadian filmmaker Bernard Weber set up a new poll: the election of seven new wonders of nature on www.natural7wonders.com.
To my humble opinion, this contest is not so much about nature itself - nature can deal with herself, she doesn't need our approvement. This whole thing is much more about the image of nature. Because how on earth could I have any judgement upon all these natural sites that I never have visited? How should I rate the Grand Canyon above the Okavango river or even above the little bush behind the house I grew up that I used to play in? And what's next? The New Seven Wonders of the Universe?
We dont really want to conserve nature.
We want to conserve our image of nature.