Komodo Island, Komodo National Park beauty

The presence of the park, one of the candidates competing referendum "New 7 Wonder" is currently appealing attractive. The controversy that accompanied the event would continue to absolutely no effect on intensive efforts to have to keep the park in 1986 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Komodo National Park is located between the province of West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara is composed of three main islands of Komodo, Rinca and Padar island and several small islands whose area covers 603 km ² and comprises a total area of ​​1817 km. Administratively, the area in the district of Komodo, West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara province is. National Park is a nature reserve by the Minister of Forests forest with an area of ​​132 572 ha originally founded to is the dragon or giant lizard to protect unique and rare species.

Komodo dragons are known by the scientific name is Varanus komodoensis species in the world's largest living lizard on the island of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Gili Dasami in Nusa Tenggara. Of the local population, dragons are often seen as Ora.

Including family members and lizards Varanidae Klad Toxicofera, dragons are the largest lizards in the world, with an average length of 2-3 m. The size will be living with symptoms of island gigantism, the tendency for some animals her giant body on a small island connected to the lack of meat-eating mammals of the island, where the dragons live and associated metabolic rate of small dragons. Because of its size, these lizards occupy the position of a predator, the ecosystems in which they live, dominated.

In fact, the attraction of the park is not just by the mere presence of the dragon. When I visit the official website of the Ministry of Forestry to manage the site quote to park, is the panorama of savannah and marine life attracts potential supporters. How to go as marine science tourism, fishing, snorkeling, diving, canoeing, and boating. While on earth, is the natural tourism potential of what can be done a wildlife viewing, hiking and camping? Visit the park and enjoy the magnificent scenery is an experience never forgotten.

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