Komodo National Park

July 1st, 2016 | by TheJourneyMagz
Komodo National Park
Adventure Travel

A Small islands off the coast of Flores, part of the Lesser Sunda cain of islands. The Komodo island along with Rinca and Padar island and 26 smaller ones forming the Komodo National Park the home to more the 5000 the world famous komodo dragon.


With a total area of 1,733 km² (603 km² of it land). The Park established in 1980, initially the main purpose of the Park was to conserve the unique Komodo dragon and its habitat. Long before that the Flores Residence issued a resolution to build conservation at Rinca Island, Padar Island and the conservation at Komodo Island in 1965. Later, followed by the support from the government, and on March 6, 1980, The Minister of Agriculture officially appointed Komodo Island, Padar and Rinca as Komodo National Park.

By then the komodo national park has caught the world attention, visitors start to come from all over the world to witness the living fossil it self. However, over the years, the goals for the Park have expanded to protecting its entire biodiversity, both terrestrial and marine and In 1986, UNESCO designated Komodo National Park as the Biosphere Preservation, indications of the Park’s biological importance. As well as being home to the Komodo dragon, the Park provides refuge for many other  notable terrestrial species such as the orange-footed scrub fowl, an endemic rat, and the Timor deer.



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