Komodo National Park
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Established in 1980, with initial purpose to conserve and protect the unique Komodo dragon and it’s habitat. However the mission of the park has expand to protect the whole biodiversity, marine and terrestrial. 6 years later in 1986, the park was declared a World Heritage Site and Man Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO for it’s biological importance. 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’. These giant lizards only exist (naturally) in Komodo National Park and nowhere else in the world.
Located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. The park being said to be one of the richest marine enviroment. In another words, an outstanding underwater experiance with 260 species of reef-building coral, and 70 species of sponges. 1,000 species of fish. At least 14 species of whales, Dugong, sharks, manta rays, dolphins, and sea turtles. Along with other notable terrestrial species, who make Komodo National Park their home.
This well protected area, sure promise an experiance of a lifetime, The crystal clear blue water, the amazing underwater life, the unique inhibitants. It’s also one of the places where you can find a ”Pink Beach”. The beach appears pink from the microscopic animals called Foraminifer attaching themselves to the coral reefs. When the tiny fragments of red coral mixes with white sand, it creates this delicious cotton candy colour. The Pink Beach in Komodo National Park often place it self in the top 10 most beautiful pink beach in the world by various articles and websites.
Located in between the island of Sumbawa and Flores, Komodo National Park includes 3 main islands and numerous smaller islands. All packed with unique beauty and excitement. Definitely an experiance one should not miss.