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Threat to Endangered Komodo Dragon Continues

In the midst of the various challenges faced by Komodo dragons in their natural habitat, the concept of tourism in the KNP has shifted from an ecotourism to a resort model with complete facilities.

Oleh ISMAIL ZAKARIA/FRANS PATI HERIN
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Two Komodo dragons on Loh Liang beach, the entrance to the Komodo National Park area, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Wednesday (24/8/2016).

LABUAN BAJO, KOMPAS — Concerns over the preservation of the endangered Komodo dragon in West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), have grown as tourism infrastructure projects continue in the Komodo National Park (KNP) area.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has urged for a temporary postponement of infrastructure development in the KNP until further studies are conducted. The KNP has been on the list of world heritage sites since 1991.

Editor: Syahnan Rangkuti
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