Komodo Island is located in Nusa Tenggara islands. Komodo Island is known as a habitat for native animals dragons. The island is also the Komodo National Park. Komodo Island is located to the west of the island of Sumbawa, separated by Sape Strait, including the District of Komodo, West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. Komodo Island is the westernmost tip of East Nusa Tenggara province, bordering the province of West Nusa Tenggara.
Komodo Island, where dragons animals live and breed well. Until August 2009, on the island there are about 1,300 Komodo dragons. Coupled with the other islands, like the island of Rinca and Gili Motang, the amount totaled about 2500 tails. estimated at around 100 individuals dragons in Wae Wuul Nature Reserve on the mainland island of Flores but not including the Komodo National Park.
In addition to the Komodo dragon, the island also saves variety of exotic flora, trees Sepang wood by local people used as medicine and dye clothing, tree nitak (sterculia oblongata) is believed to be useful as medicines and seeds are tasty and delicious as peas
Komodo Island is very impressive, explore the exotic islands, dive into the blue sea, and bathed in sunshine while watching the 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 the Komodo dragon.
Komodo National Park was established in 1980 to protect the sustainability of the dragons. Not only rare animals, KNP also to protect a wide variety of plants and animals, including marine animals.
UNESCO recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1986. Together with two other large islands, namely the island of Rinca and Padar, Komodo and several smaller surrounding islands continue to be maintained as the original habitat reptile, dubbed the “Komodo”.
Dubbed Komodo Komodo dragon or Varanus Komodoensis or local name “Ora”, this giant lizard according to a story first published in 1912 in a national daily the Dutch East Indies. Peter A. Ouwens, director of the Zoological Museum in Bogor is one who has introduced to the world through his paper dragons that. Since then, expeditions and research on this rare species continue to be, even reportedly inspired the film KingKong in 1933. Recognizing the need for protection against the dragon in the middle of human activity on the natural habitat, in 1915 the Dutch government issued a ban on hunting and killing dragons.
Komodo Island entered 28 finalists were selected by a panel of experts from the 77 nominations. Previously there were 261 locations in the world who is nominated to be one of the seven wonders of the world.
Komodo Island, which is a mainstay of Indonesia in the event the New7Wonders of Nature has advantages compared to other locations, especially if not dragons, endangered species are believed to be “the last dinosaur on earth ‘.
The campaign is expected to increase knowledge about nature, not only in our environment but also worldwide. and dedicated to the future generations.
Komodo known by the scientific name Varanus is the world’s largest lizard species living on the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Mota, and Gili Dasami in Nusa Tenggara. By the locals, dragons often called Ora.
Including family members Varanidae lizard, and klad Toxicofera, dragons are the largest lizards in the world, with an average length of 2-3 m. Large size is associated with symptoms of island gigantism, ie the tendency of the body meraksasanya certain animals that live on a small island linked to the absence of carnivorous mammals on the island where dragons live, and the rate of metabolism of small dragons. Because of his body, lizards occupying a top predator that dominates the ecosystem in which they live.
Komodo 1910. Her body was found in a large and terrible reputation make them popular zoo. Habitat Komodo dragons in the wild has shrunk and therefore IUCN incorporate dragons as a species vulnerable to extinction. Lizards are protected under Indonesian law and a national park was established to protect them.
The real appeal of the Park not solely by the mere presence of Komodo. As I quoted from the official website of the Ministry of Forestry, which manages the site’s Komodo National Park, panorama savanna and underwater scenery is the attraction of potential supporters. Eg marine tourism, fishing, snorkeling, diving, canoeing, boating. While on land, natural tourism potential that can be done is a wildlife observation, hiking, and camping. Visit the Komodo National Park and enjoy the natural scenery is very charming an experience that will never be forgotten.