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May 30, 2010

Komodo National Park

Indonesia has a diversity of flora and fauna, with its tropical climate, strongly support such diversity. As for all sorts of unique fauna in Indonesia, like a dwarf from Sulawesi, rhinos from Banten, and orangutans from Borneo. This time I will discuss about the komodo dragon, komodo dragon is the animal that originated from Indonesia, komodo dragons have their own island, the island is protected by the government, namely Komodo National Park, lies between the province of East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara.

This national park consists of three large islands of Komodo, Rinca and Padar, and several smaller islands. This national park land area 603 km ² and a total area of 1817 km ².
In the year 1980 this national park was established to protect the dragons and their habitat. There are 277 species of animal that is a mix of animals that originated from Asia and Australia, which consists of 32 species of mammals, 128 species of birds and 37 species of reptiles. Together with dragons, at least 25 species of land animals and birds including the protected animals, because their numbers are limited or limited their distribution.

Moreover, in this region there are also coral reefs. At least there are 253 species of reef-building corals are found there, with about 1000 species of fish. The beauty of this reef to attract foreign tourists to swim or dive in these waters.These islands were originally volcanic island. Total population in this region is less than 4000 inhabitants. In 1986 the park was accepted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Author : Shera

1 comment:

  1. Wow,It'a amazing, there is still the 7 of the wonder of the world
    I support Komodo Island as 7 of the wonder of world