Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Komodo Island

Komodo Island is an island located in the Nusa Tenggara Islands. Komodo Island is known as a habitat for animals native Komodo dragon. The island is also the Komodo National Park which is managed by the Central Government. Komodo Island in the eastern island of Sumbawa, which are separated by the Sape Strait.

On the island of Komodo dragons animals live and breed well. Until August 2009, on the island there are about 1,300 Komodo dragons tail. Coupled with other islands, like the island of Rinca and Gili and Motang, their numbers totaled about 2500 tails. There are also approximately 100 individuals dragons Wae Wuul Nature Reserve on the mainland island of Flores, but not including the Komodo National Park.
Besides Komodo, the island is also storing a variety of exotic flora that Sepang wood by local people used as a medicine and dye clothes, nitak tree Sterculia oblongata in this or believe to be useful as medicines and seeds are tasty and delicious like peas.
In 1910 the Dutch named the island on the south side of East Nusa Tenggara Province is the nickname of the island of Komodo. This story begins with Lieutenant Steyn van Broek Hens that Dutch troops tried to prove statements about the existence of a large animal like a dragon on the island. Steyn then kill a dragon and bring documentation to the Museum and Botanical Garden in Bogor to be investigated.
In 2009, the Park has been named a finalist in the "New Seven Wonders of Nature" newly announced in 2010 by online voting at www.N7W.com

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