Category Archives: Komodo National Park

Conservation Management of Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park (KNP) was set up as a Technical Implementation Unit of PHKA. Its purposes are to protect the Komodo dragon and its habitat, the terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystems and their species, the exploited reef fish and invertebrates … Continue reading

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Conservation Value of Komodo Island

The Park is rich in terrestrial and marine biodiversity and is of great importance for the conservation of most of the world population of the Komodo monitor lizard. The location of the islands between two distinct zoogeographical zones, and the … Continue reading

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Climate of Komodo Island (Komodo National Park Indonesia)

The Park lies within one of the driest regions of Indonesia with an annual rainfall of between 800m and 1000mm. The heaviest rainfall, highest humidity, strongest winds (from the west) and lowest temperatures are recorded during the monsoon between November … Continue reading

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Komodo National Park Indonesia Physical Features

Komodo is one of the long arc of islands running from Sumatra towards Irian Jaya along the line of a tectonic subduction between the Sunda and Sahul shelfs. It is the largest (34,000 ha) of a small archipelago between the … Continue reading

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Dates And History Of Establishment Of Komodo National Park Indonesia

1915: The Komodo dragon first formally protected, four years after its discovery to science; 1938: The islands of Padar and part of Rinca were first established as Nature Reserves; 1965: Extended when Komodo Island Nature Reserve was gazetted under Ministerial … Continue reading

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Komodo National Park Indonesia

These volcanic islands are inhabited by a population of over 3,000 giant lizards, whose appearance and aggressive behaviour have led to them being called ‘Komodo dragons’. They exist nowhere else in the world and are of great interest to scientists … Continue reading

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