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Title: The Wonder of the Philippines
Post by: MIKELIGALIG.com on December 29, 2011, 09:13:16 AM
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The Wonder of the Philippines
Title: Re: The Wonder of the Philippines
Post by: hubag bohol on December 29, 2011, 11:27:20 AM
Banaue Rice Terraces, known in the Philippines as the 'Eight Wonder of the World' and recorded as a UN Heritage site, is in danger of being ruined due to infestation and severe drought caused by El Nino-induced summer heat.

A 2,000 year old rice terraces carved out from 4,000 square miles of rolling terrain by a cultural minority group in Northern Philippines is now in danger of being ruined completely due to relentless attack by giant worms brought about by severe drought.

Infestation of the famous rice terraces have contributed immensely to the deterioration of the popular tourist attraction after the Philippines summer capital was severely hit by El Nino-induced summer heat.

Earthworms have plagued the terraces since the 1980s but up to now, experts have not yet discovered a way to contain the infestation without compromising the environment.

“The problem of the (giant earthworms) at the terraces has been there for a long time. We have not realized the extent of their devastation until now,” said Ifugao Gov. Teddy Baguilat.

Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/article/289375#ixzz1htGPnqNQ (http://digitaljournal.com/article/289375#ixzz1htGPnqNQ)

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