Komodo, The Island Of Dragon


Komodo, The Island Of Dragon

The island of Komodo is located in the East Nusa Tenggara islands. The island of Komodo is known as the original habitat of the Komodo animals. This island is also the area of ​​Komodo National Park. Komodo Island is located in the western part of Sumbawa Island, separated by Strait of Sape, including the Komodo district, West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. The island of Komodo is the westernmost tip of the eastern province of Nusa Tenggara, bordering the province of West Nusa Tenggara.

Komodo Island, where Komodo animals live and reproduce well. Until August 2009, there are about 1300 tail dragons on this island. Coupled with other islands, such as Rinca Island and Gili Motang Island, the total number reaches about 2,500 birds. estimated at around 100 individuals dragons in Wae Wuul Nature Reserve on the mainland Flores island, but not including the Komodo National Park.

In addition to dragons, the island also store a variety of exotic flora, wood Sepang trees by local people used as medicine and dye clothes, tree nitak (elongated sterculia) is believed to be useful as drugs and seeds are tasty and delicious like peas

Komodo Island is very impressive, explore the exotic islands, dive into the blue sea, and kissed by the sun while watching the traces of past life are preserved and will become part of the vast beauty of Indonesia.

Komodo National Park

 It includes the island of Komodo, Rinca and Padar, as well as other islands covering an area of ​​1817 square is the original habitat of dragons.
The Komodo National Park was founded in 1980 to protect the conservation of dragons. Not only these endangered animals, Komodo National Park is also to protect various types of plants and animals, including marine animals.
UNESCO recognizes it as a World Heritage Site in 1986. Together with two other large islands, namely the island of Rinca and Padar, the island of Komodo and a little smaller that surrounds the islands continue to be maintained as the reptile habitat original, dubbed the "Komodo".


Nicknamed the dragon of Komodo Komodo or Varanus komodoensis or the name of the local "Ora", giant lizards, according to a story first published in 1912 in a national Dutch East Indies newspaper. Peter A. Ouwens, director of the Bogor Zoological Museum, is the one who introduced the Komodo to the world through his work. Since then, shipments and research in this rare species continue to be done, also reportedly inspired the film KingKong in 1933. Recognizing the need for protection of dragons in the midst of human activities on the natural habitat, in 1915 the Dutch government issued a ban on hunting and killing dragons.

The island of Komodo entered the 28 finalists selected by a jury of experts of 77 nominations. Previously there were 261 locations in the world that had been named as one of the seven wonders of the world.
Island of Komodo, Indonesia is a pillar in case the new 7 natural wonders have advantages over other places, especially if not dragons, endangered species are to be considered "the last of the dinosaurs on earth".
It is expected that this campaign will increase the knowledge of nature, not only in our environment but also throughout the world. as well as dedicated to future generations.

Komodo known by the scientific name is Varanus species of the largest lizards in the world living on the island of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Mota, and Gili Dasami in Nusa Tenggara. According to the locals, dragons are often called Now.
Including members of the Varanidae lizard family, and klad toxicofera, dragons are the largest lizards in the world, with an average length of 2-3 meters. Large is linked to the island gigantism, the tendency for the body meraksasanya some animals living on a small island connected to the lack of carnivorous mammals on the island where the dragons live, and the metabolic rate of the small dragons. Because of its large body, this lizard occupies the position of the superior predator that dominates the ecosystem in which it lives.

The Komodo dragons were discovered in 1910. His great body and his terrible reputation make them famous in the zoos. Komodo dragons Habitat in the wild is reduced and therefore IUCN enter the dragons as endangered species. The great lizard is now protected by Indonesian government regulations and a national park was established to protect them.

In fact, the attraction of Komodo National Park is not just from the presence of Komodo alone. As I cited from the official website of the Ministry of Forests for the Park's website management, underwater panoramic views of the savannah and the attraction of potential supporters. Marine tourism for example, fishing, snorkeling, diving, canoeing, rowing. While on the terrafer

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