KOMODO ISLAND




Komodo Island is an island located in the Nusa Tenggara Islands. Komodo Island is known as a habitat for native animals Komodo. This island is also the Komodo National Park which is managed by the Central Government. Komodo Island located in the eastern island of Sumbawa, which are separated by the Sape Strait. Sub District of Komodo, West Manggarai District, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. Komodo Island  is the most  faraway at Nusa Tenggara Timur Province, bordering the West Nusa Tenggara Province.

Komodo National Park includes three major islands: Komodo, Rinca and Padar, as well as numerous smaller islands creating a total surface area (marine and land) of 1817km (proposed extensions would bring the total surface area up to 2,321km2). As well as being home to the Komodo dragon, the Park provides refuge for many other  notable terrestrial species such as the orange-footed scrub fowl, an endemic rat, and the Timor deer. Moreover, the Park includes one of the richest marine environments including coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass beds, seamounts, and semi-enclosed bays. These habitats harbor more than 1,000 species of fish, some 260 species of reef-building coral, and 70 species of sponges. Dugong, sharks, manta rays, at least 14 species of whales, dolphins, and sea turtles also make Komodo National Park their home.

 In the Komodo island, Komodo lives and breed very well. by August 2009, on this island there are about 1,300 Komodo (Varanus komodoensis). If it is include with other islands, such as Rinca Island and Gili Motang island, their totaled about 2500 komodo. 

Traveling to visit this endangered animal can be done through Labuan Bajo or Sape on Sumbawa Island to the east. However, advisable to go through Labuan Bajo because the distance is only around 3 hours journey by motor boat.

The most amazing in traveling or touring to Komodo National Park is that we can see from the close of this endangered animal activity, Komodo. During the trip you can see the beautiful natural scenery. In the vicinity of  Flores, there were 60 islands. However, the most frequently visited are the Rinca Islands and Komodo Island.

For tourists who love trekking, they can cross the field accompanied by an officer. On this island, komodo endangered animals could be found. However, this reptiles  is rarely seen in the daytime. Becouse if there is sun light and heat temperature  Komodo likely to take refuge in their burrows or under trees.