Indonesia’s Komodo dragons spark a devil of a row; Ron Gluckman; Nikkei

Plans to control tourist numbers set locals against the provincial government…

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Witness the Pink Sands and Elusive Dragons of Komodo Island in Indonesia; Sharmistha Chaudhuri; Outlook India

Flores in Indonesia promises dragons, pink beaches and manta rays—a compelling adventure awaits you…

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Here’s why you should ditch Bali for Flores; Reika Kobayashi Nidhiprabha; BK

Lost in paradise.

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Could overtourism kill the Komodo dragon?; Robin McKenzie; Telegraph

It is one of nature’s truly heart thudding, soul shuddering experiences.

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Workshop on marine World Heritage in Komodo National Park; Unesco

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‘Maybe Leonardo DiCaprio can promote Labuan Bajo?’: Local government hopes to reach stars; Eisya A Eloksari; Jakarta Post

Promotion by an international celebrity could help boost the popularity of one of the region’s main attractions: Komodo Island.

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What Komodo Island’s New $1,000 Visitor Fee Means for Travelers; Megan Spurrell; Conde Nast Travel

Fees to enter the UNESCO World Heritage Site may soon jump from $10 to $1,000.

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Komodo National Park is staying open, but at US$1,000 to visit its dragons, will anyone go?; Mercedes Hutton; SCMP

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After months of uncertainty, the Indonesian government has announced that the popular destination will not be closing to tourists. Instead, the number of visitors will be limited and a two-tier ‘membership’ scheme will be implemented.

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Komodo dragon island to remain open but only the rich can afford new…; Helen Coffey; Independent

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Komodo Island, home to the famed Komodo dragons, will now remain open next year, but with a hugely inflated entry price. Visitors could previously access the Indonesian island and Unesco World…

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Indonesia to restrict but not ban tourists on Komodo island; Linda Givetash; NBC News

More than 176,000 people visited Komodo National Park in 2018, with many coming just to see the nearly 2,000 giant lizards.

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Indonesia reverses tourist ban on Komodo Island; Eric Cheung; CNN

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Indonesia has canceled plans to close the popular Komodo Island for tourists, but will instead impose a limit on the number of visitors to protect its native giant lizard, state media reported.

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Looks like Indonesia’s Komodo Island will remain open after all. Here’s why; Sukhbir Cheema; Mashable

Apparently tourism is not a threat as the authorities had initially thought.

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Indonesia is scrapping plans to close Komodo Island to tourists; Sophie Prideaux; The National

The country’s environment minister says the population of dragons is stable…

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Travellers Could Soon Be Banned From Visiting This Exotic Island For Good; Mike Huynh; Dmarge

Home to one of only seven pink-sand beaches in the world.

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Indonesia to bar the public from Komodo Island; The New Daily

The island home of the giant lizard, the Komodo dragon, will be closed by Indonesia’s government to allow its habit and prey to recover from tourism.

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Here There Be Dragons. But Can They Survive an Invasion of Tourists?; Hannah Beech; NY Times

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Komodo Island shutting its doors to tourism; eTurboNews

The Indonesian government announced today, Friday, July 19, 2019, that it will ban tourism by closing Komodo Island in 2020. Komodo National Park, a…

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Bali Komodo National Park; Aqua Expeditions

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Komodo Island could ban tourists after reports that people are smuggling dragons; Daily Sun

Indonesia’s Komodo Island has long drawn crowds of visitors thanks to the impressive population of Komodo dragons which reside here. However, it looks like tourists could soon be banned from visiting the hotspot.   According to local Indonesian newspaper Tempo , the ban comes following…

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Officials Consider Banning Tourists From Komodo Island Over Thefts; Rich Thomaselli; Travel Pulse

Too many people are stealing the famed Komodo Dragons.

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