Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dragon Island

Komodo Island is located in the Nusa Tenggara archipelago. Komodo Island is known as the Komodo dragon habitat for native animals. The island is also the Komodo National Park area. Komodo Island to the west of Sumbawa Island, separated by Sape Strait, including Komodo subdistrict, West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. Komodo Island is the westernmost tip of Nusa Tenggara Timur province, bordering the province of West Nusa Tenggara.
Komodo Island, where the Komodo dragon living animals and breed well. Until August 2009, on the island there are about 1300 Komodo dragon's tail. Plus the other islands, such as Island and the island of Rinca and Gili Motang, the amount totaled about 2500 tails. estimated at 100 fish komodo Wuul Wae Nature Reserve on the mainland island of Flores, but not including the Komodo National Park area.
Komodo addition, this island also store a variety of exotic flora, Sepang tree which is used As with residents about drug and dye clothes, nitak tree (Sterculia oblongata) was in a drug believed to be useful and tasty and good seeds like peas 

Komodo Island is very impressive, explore the exotic island, dive into the azure, and bathed in sunshine, looking at the traces of past life are preserved and will become part of the range beauty of Indonesia.
Komodo National Park Includes Komodo, Rinca and Padar, plus other islands is an area of 1817 square Komodo dragon natural habitat. Komodo National Park was established in 1980 to protect the Komodo dragon conservation. Not only these rare animals, the Komodo National Park is also to protect various kinds of plants and animals, including marine animals. UNESCO recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1986. Together with two other large islands, namely Pulau Rinca and Padar, Komodo Island and several small islands around it continued to be maintained as natural habitat reptile, dubbed the "Komodo".
History Komodo dragon Komodo dubbed or Varanus komodoensis or the local name "Ora", these giant lizards according to the story was first published in 1912 in a national daily the Dutch East Indies. Peter A. Ouwens, director of the Zoological Museum in Bogor is one who has introduced the Komodo dragon to the world through his paper was. Since then, expeditions and research into this rare species continue to be done, even reportedly inspired the film kingkong time in 1933. Recognizing the need for protection against the dragon in the center of human activity on the natural habitat that, in the year 1915 the Dutch government issued a ban on hunting and killing Komodo dragon.
Komodo Island in which 28 finalists selected by a panel of experts from 77 nominations. Previously there was 261 sites in the world who was nominated to be one of the seven wonders of the world. Komodo Island, Indonesia is a mainstay in the event New7Wonders of Nature had a superiority in an appeal other locations, especially if not Komodo dragon, rare animals are believed to be the "last dinosaur on earth '. The campaign is expected to increase knowledge about nature, not only in our environment but also in the whole world. and dedicated to future generations.

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