Hundreds of Indonesian tourism workers were on strike on Tuesday over a hefty hike in ticket prices to see the country’s famous Komodo dragons, a move the government insists is to preserve the habitat of one of the world’s largest lizards.
Indonesia tourism players call for holistic, measurable approach for heritage site protection; Tiara Maharani; TTG Asia
The Indonesian government has ordered stricter visitor controls at two iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Borobudur and Komodo National Park – to ensure better protection and conservation, with measures including crowd limits and increased entrance fees.
Komodo National Park Is Home to Some of the Largest Manta Ray Aggregations in the World; Peerj; SciTechDaily
Scientists from the Marine Megafauna Foundation and Murdoch University, through a collaborative effort including the public, are reporting a large number of manta rays in the waters of Komodo National Park, an Indonesian UNESCO World Heritage Site, suggesting the area may hold the key to the regional recovery of the vulnerable species.
The Komodo National Park was established in 1980, to initially protect the endemic Komodo dragon, but its conservation goals were later extended.
Source: Komodo National Park
Labuan Bajo and beyond: Exploring the beauty of Indonesia’s dragon archipelago; Theodora Sutcliffe; CNN
Labuan Bajo, a bustling port town on Flores’ northwestern tip, is best known as the jump off for UNESCO-listed Komodo National Park. Here’s a look at what travelers heading to the area can experience when the country reopens to international tourism.
Witness the Pink Sands and Elusive Dragons of Komodo Island in Indonesia; Sharmistha Chaudhuri; Outlook India
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