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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 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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Police deploy officers to prevent komodo thefts

Police deploy officers to prevent komodo thefts

The Jakarta Post, Kupang At least 10 police officers have been deployed to Komodo and Rinca Islands in West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara, after a report of a Komodo dragon being stolen from the Surabaya Zoo. The officers from the East Nusa Tenggara Mobile Brigade unit have abilities equal to rangers, East Nusa Tenggara Police […]

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Zoo Suspects Missing Komodo Dragons Either Eaten or Stolen

Zoo Suspects Missing Komodo Dragons Either Eaten or Stolen

Amir Tejo, Surabaya. Three juvenile Komodo dragons have gone missing from one of the country’s most notorious zoos, amid revelations that zoo keepers waited five days before reporting the disappearance. The missing reptiles were from a group of 18 komodos that hatched at Surabaya Zoo in March 2010. Toni Sumampau, head of the zoo’s caretaker […]

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Komodo tourism: a fine balance

Komodo tourism: a fine balance

BY:AAP WITH AG STAFF | MARCH-8-2011 Komodo Island is becoming a popular tourist destination, but safety to visitors and animals is still a concern. “KEEP YOUR DISTANCE,” keep silent and secure all your belongings,” whispers Ande Kefi, a ranger at Komodo National Park, a collection of three small islands in eastern Indonesia and home to […]

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Voting for Indonesia Komodo Can Continue

Voting for Indonesia Komodo Can Continue

Komodo National Park is located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago. Rabu, 2 Maret 2011, 17:24 WIB Elin Yunita Kristanti VIVAnews – The New7Wonders Foundation maintains Komodo National Park, Indonesia, in its voting list of new seven wonders of nature. However, the foundation removes the Indonesian Ministry of Culture and Tourism from its official […]

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Komodo Park, at the heart of a dispute between Indonesia and New7Wonders foundation

Komodo Park, at the heart of a dispute between Indonesia and New7Wonders foundation

By Luc Citrinot, eTN JAKARTA (eTN) – A banner carrying a huge komodo dragon has been deployed for a couple of months on a building’s facade in the Jakarta Central Business District. The building is, in fact, the seat of Indonesia’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, which has, for over a year, campaigned to inscribe […]

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Indonesia seeks Komodo dragon included in new 7 wonders of nature

Indonesia seeks Komodo dragon included in new 7 wonders of nature

JAKARTA, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) — Local administration in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) would boost promotion to include Komodo dragon as one of the 28 official finalists in the New7Wonders of Nature, Antara news wire reported here Monday. NTT Culture and Tourism Office spokesman Ulbadus Gogi said in NTT on the administration would use information technology […]

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