The Beauty of Komodo National Park

Komodo Island is located in the Nusa Tenggara Islands, Indonesia. Komodo is known as a habitat for native animals Komodo. The island is also the Komodo National Park. Komodo Island is located to the west of the island of Sumbawa, which are separated by Sape Strait, including the subdistrict Komodo, West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia.Komodo Island is the most western tip of Nusa Tenggara Timur province, bordering the province of West Nusa Tenggara.

Komodo Island, where komodo animals live and breed well. Until August 2009, on this island there are about 1,300 Komodo. Coupled with other islands, such as Rinca Island and island of Gili Motang amount totaled about 2500 tails. Estimated at approximately 100 Komodo tail in Wae Wuul Nature Reserve on the mainland island of Flores but not including the Komodo National Park.

Besides komodo, this island also store a variety of exotic floratree Sepang wood by local people used as medicine and dye clothes, nitak tree (Sterculia oblongata) is believed to be useful as a drug and seeds are tasty and delicious like peas.

Komodo Island is very impressive, explore exotic islands, dive into the blue sea, and bathed in sunshine, looking at traces of past life are preserved and will become part of the diverse beauty of Indonesia

Komodo National Park
Includes the island of Komodo, Rinca and Padar, plus other islands covering an area of ​​1,817 square is the original habitat of komodo.

Komodo National Park was established in 1980 to protect the health of komodo. Not only rare animals, Komodo National Park also to protect a wide variety of plants and wildlife, including sea animals.

UNESCO recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1986. Together with two other large islands, namely the island of Rinca and Padar, Komodo Island and several small islands around it continued to be maintained as natural habitat reptile, dubbed "Komodo".

Komodo dubbed Komodo dragon or Varanus Komodoensis or local name "Ora", This giant lizard according to a story first published in 1912 in Netherlands Indies national daily. Peter A. Ouwens, director of the Zoological Museum in Bogor is one that has been introduced komodo to the world through his paper. Since then, expeditions and research on endangered species continue to be made, even reportedly inspired the film KingKong in 1933. Recognizing the need for protection against the Komodo in the middle of human activity on the natural habitat, in 1915 the Dutch government issued a ban on hunting and killing komodo.

Komodo Island entrance 28 finalists were selected by a panel of experts from 77 nominations. Earlier there were 261 locations in the world who is nominated to be one of the seven wonders of the world.

Komodo Island, Indonesia is a mainstay in the event the New7Wonders of Nature has advantages compared to other locations, especially if not komodo, endangered species are believed to be the 'last dinosaur on earth'.
The campaign is expected to increase the knowledge of nature, not only in our environment but also in the whole world. and dedicated to the future generations.
Komodo is known by the scientific name is Varanus komodoensis world's largest lizard species that live on the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Mota, and Gili Dasami in Nusa Tenggara. By locals, komodo are often called Ora.
Including members of the lizard family Varanidae, and klad Toxicofera, dragons are the largest lizards in the world, with an average length of 2-3 mTheir large size is associated with symptoms of island gigantism,
the tendency body size of certain animals that live in small island linked in the absence of mammalian carnivores on the island where komodo live, and the rate of metabolism of small dragons. Because of his body, these lizards occupy the position of a top predator that dominate the ecosystems in which they live.
Komodo found in 1910. Their body is great and terrible reputation makes them popular in zoo. Habitat komodo in the wild has dwindled and therefore IUCN inserting komodo as a species that vulnerable to extinction. This large lizard is now protected under Indonesian government regulations and a national park was established to protect them.
Actually appeal of Komodo National Park not solely by the presence of Komodo. Panorama savanna
and the underwater scenery is an attraction potential supporters. Marine tourism for example, fishing, snorkeling, diving, canoeing, boating. While on land, natural tourism potential that can be done is a wildlife observation, hiking, and camping.

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