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- Villagers on the island of Flores, which is the
gateway to Komodo National Park are resisting an Indonesian government plan to
relocate them as part of efforts to conserve Komodo dragons.
- Recently, Indonesian authorities said the island
of Komodo would be closed in 2020 to allow for the recovery of the reptiles and
the Komodo National Park
- The Komodo dragon is the world’s largest species
of lizard. They can grow up to three metres in length and weigh as much as 70
kilograms. It is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List.
- Komodo National Park is a conservation area
between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. It is the only habitat for Komodo
Dragons. It has been designated as World Heritage site.