Eight new natural wonders have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Read about them, and view a fabulous slideshow, at ForbesTravel.com. Here’s a snippet from the article:
Native Australian David Sheppard summons the oft-quoted backpacker’s mantra, “take only photographs, leave only footprints,” as he reflects on the fragility—and relatively newfound fame—of the eight natural wonders recently added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. “Natural World Heritage sites represent the best of what nature has to offer,” says Sheppard, Head of the Protected Areas Program for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the organization which recommended the sites.