Indonesian Villagers resist relocation plan from Komodo

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.