Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The world's richest flora and fauna in Komodo National Park

The world's richest flora and fauna in Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park is home to Komodo dragons and many other rare animals, recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1991.
Thinking rare creatures are almost on the red list of the world and difficult to see firsthand, Komodo National Park is a testament to the conservation of the wildlife world. 

Basic features of Komodo National Park


Komodo national forestKomodo National Forest is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site

Founded in 1980, located on the famous archipelago Sunda Lesser with an area of ​​up to 1.8 million km2. This "garden" owns the three largest main islands, Komodo, Padar, Rinca, in addition to 26 other small islands. 
The original purpose of opening this national park was to protect Komodo dragons. After that, the park expanded to be able to conserve more wild and marine life. Not only recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage in 1991 but also one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Possessing the same majestic islands, colorful coral reefs and the most abundant flora and fauna.

Climate in Komodo National Park

With its roots in volcanoes, in general, the Komodo National Park has a rather rugged terrain. The highest altitude is 735 m belongs to the round hill. In addition, besides the three main islands and 26 small islands, Komodo has a coastal part west of Flores and the waters around Sape Straights.
When the park in the park is considered the driest in Indonesia. But this is the ideal living condition for Komodo dragons. When traveling here, you should wear carefully shielded clothing, sun hat and especially high-index sunscreens. 

Rich flora and fauna 

Komodo National Park has a very developed flora and fauna, favorable natural conditions for Komodo dragons. 
Komodo is the largest and heaviest lizard in the world with a length of 3m, weighing more than 150kg. With a large body, round and sharp teeth, a long and pointed tail, Komodo dragons are very strong and can kill their prey with their tail. These are cold-blooded, ferocious and gluttonous animals, and in many cases the cattle of the villages have become "sacrifices" for them. To protect themselves and not to harm Komodo, the park staff is equipped with a weapon that is a two-split stick at one end, used to push the dragon away. Tourists to explore Komodo dragons are warned by the staff about the dangers of Komodo dragons. 
On the coast of all three islands, you can see mangroves. Looking down from a height of nearly 500 m, we can see that the national park is protected by extremely solid forests.
Equally interesting experience is to explore the rich marine world with vast coral reefs, many rare marine species such as whales, rays, dwarf seahorses, ... Cute blue whale Omura A rare species of humpback whale is also preserved in Komodo National Park. 

Experience activities when visiting Komodo National Park

The most special thing about visiting Komodo Garden is watching Komodo dragons. This is a dangerous activity, but visitors are still extremely excited to see these giant lizards firsthand.
Scuba diving to see corals and marine life under the ocean also attracts many tourists. There will be tours for you to choose from. The marine biology of the Komodo garden is very rich and colorful, you will be able to touch the rays, dwarf seahorses and even the friendly whales.
In addition, there are many rare birds here, you will admire orange-footed birds, horse pigeons, or spotted pigeons, ... and 27 other valuable birds. Notes to know when exploring that garden are not smoking, not hiding anything on the island, not separating the dragon species, ... And the cost for the Komodo tour is 25 USD. 

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