Indonesia to close island to conserve rare Komodo Dragons

Well it is great that Indonesia’s government chose conservation of animals over money! Komodo Island is part of Komodo National Park, a conservation area between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores and is visited by more than 176,000 tourists from all over the world in 2018. Indonesia plans to close its eastern island of Komodo to the public next year in a bid to conserve rare Komodo dragons, the largest living species of lizard. Closing the island to tourists aims to avert interference and cut the risk of poaching to allow a recovery in the numbers of the animals’ preferred prey, such as deer, buffalo and wild boar.

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