Komodo dragons are very valuable. Not surprisingly, in 1991, UNESCO designated the Komodo National Park in NTT as a World Heritage Site.
Recently, Komodo National Park in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) has become a hot topic after the government plans to build a premium tourism park on Rinca Island in the style of the film “Jurrasic Park” with Komodo as the main star. There are not a few parties who oppose for fear of damaging the natural ecosystem on Rinca Island.
A number of environmental activists oppose the construction of Jurrasic Park Komodo in NTT. They think, Jurrasic Park Komodo will have a negative impact on the preservation of Komodo. It is undeniable that many trees around the site will be cut down during construction. Even though these trees are the shelter for young Komodo dragons.
Not only that, a number of other endangered animals in Komodo National Park are also confirmed to stay away or look for other places due to the presence of humans and noisy activities during construction. Wild Horses, Wild Boar, and Wild Buffalo are the prey of Komodo dragons. If they start looking for a new place, the Komodo dragons will find it difficult to find prey.
Heaven on Earth Flakes
Komodo is a very valuable treasure, not only for Indonesia, but also for the world. Not surprisingly, in 1991, UNESCO designated Komodo National Park as a World Heritage Site. Komodo dragons have lived since 4 million years ago. Evolved from the genus Varanus 40 million years ago. Experienced evolution in Australia before moving to Nusa Tenggara.
On 11 November 2017, the extraordinary Komodo National Park in NTT received the most votes in the “New 7 Wonders” event. Komodo National Park is among the seven new wonders of the world along with Halong Bay, Amazon Forest, Iguazu Falls, Jeju Island, Puerto Princesa Underground River, and Table Mountain. What a great achievement.
Komodo National Park consists of three large islands: Komodo Island, Rinca Island and Padar Island, as well as the small islands around them. Established in 1980, this national park is dedicated to protecting the Komodo dragon and 277 other endangered animal species. The total area of the Komodo National Park reaches 1,817 km2 with a land area of 603 Km2.
Not only sailing on the meadow, tourists who come to Komodo National Park can also enjoy the beauty of the beautiful and extraordinary marine. There are at least 253 species of coral reefs with about 1,000 species of colorful fish. This makes Komodo National Park one of the best snorkeling and diving spots in the world.
Endemic Flora and Fauna
Komodo National Park is located in the Wallacea region which is formed from the confluence of two continents that create a series of volcanic islands. This affects the flora and fauna that live in it. The flora and fauna in Komodo National Park are a mixture of the continents of Asia and Australia, or in other words the transition between two continents so that they are endemic.
This national park ecosystem is influenced by a long dry climate and hot temperatures with low rainfall. The marine ecosystem in this place is heavily affected by El-Nino / La Nina which has an impact on warming sea water and large ocean waves. The vegetation in Teman Nasional Komodo is savanna, tropical forest, and mountain forest.
The main attraction of Komodo National Park is the existence of ancient reptiles, Komodo dragons. However, its unique and still very natural nature is also a special attraction. The underwater panorama is so beautiful, tourists can try fishing, snorkeling, diving, canoeing, or boating. On land, you can try hiking, animal observation, or camping.
Source – 2020-11-19 07:00:00