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World Heritage Site #609: Komodo National Park

World Heritage Site #609: Komodo National Park

Table of Contents These volcanic islands are inhabited by a population of around 5,700 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 studying the theory of evolution. The rugged hillsides of dry savannah and […]

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Komodo National Park :: Map

Komodo National Park :: Map

GPS Coordinates: -8.4S, 119.35E Location map: Tourist Map from IndonesiaTravelling.com

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Where the wild things are

Where the wild things are

By Melanie Wood, The Jakarta Post, ANN | Thu, Dec 15 2011 Bare-legged, we walk single-file across an island inhabited by the largest venomous creatures on the planet. So what do we do if one attacks? The island is Rinca, one of the three main islands forming the Komodo National Park in eastern Indonesia. The […]

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(Don’t) vote Komodo Island for New 7Wonders of Nature

(Don’t) vote Komodo Island for New 7Wonders of Nature

Eka Ramadhona Nasution, Jakarta. Anyone who wants to will be able to send an SMS vote to 9819 until Nov. 11 to make Komodo Island one of the New 7Wonders of Nature. But before sending out our votes, do we truly trust the New 7Wonders of Nature Foundation, in collaboration with the Indonesian government, to […]

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Komodo dragons highlight Indonesian adventure

Komodo dragons highlight Indonesian adventure

Written by Holmes Rolston III For the Coloradoan A dragon! I stood 10 feet from a huge Komodo dragon, a lizard the size of a crocodile. I crouched down to let a ranger take a photo of me behind the dragon, pulling off my gray broad-brimmed hat, quickly tucking it under my arm. “No! No!” […]

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Komodo National Park Close to Tally Needed for ‘Wonder’ Status

Komodo National Park Close to Tally Needed for ‘Wonder’ Status

Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. Support for Indonesia’s Komodo Island National Park to be named one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature continues to mount, with more than 100 million votes sent by text message since the service went live in mid-August. “The total number of text messages sent in support of Komodo broke the […]

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Indonesia Pulls Out Of Wonders Of Nature Selection Process

Indonesia Pulls Out Of Wonders Of Nature Selection Process

JAKARTA, Aug 15 (Bernama) — Indonesia today withdrew its nomination of the Komodo National Park for selection as one of the new seven wonders of nature. Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik announced that the decision was made because the organisers, New Seven Wonders Foundation, were found to be unprofessional in the selection process. He […]

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Komodo National Park :: Travel Guide

Komodo National Park :: Travel Guide

| | | | | Get in The ferry service between the cities of Sape on the eastern tip of Sumbawa and Labuanbajo on Flores drops off passengers on Komodo once or twice every week. There is no port on the island, so passengers are unloaded onto small vessels which ferry’s them into the island’s […]

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Offbeat Traveler: Komodo National Park, home of the world's largest lizard

Offbeat Traveler: Komodo National Park, home of the world’s largest lizard

| | | | | Eco-tourists and herpetophiles (reptile lovers), as you plan your summer vacations, consider visiting Komodo National Park and its unique inhabitants. This group of islands in Indonesia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of 28 finalists for the New7Wonders of Nature, which will be announced in November. Oh, it’s […]

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