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Komodo’s Position is Getting Stronger

→  December 27, 2010 2

The position of the  Komodo  (Varanus commodoensis), in the competition for inclusion in the world’s new seven wonders has gotten stronger, said a tourism official here Thursday. “The Komodo’s position is  now pretty strong and last week it was even in first place,” said Ulbadus Gogi, head of East Nusa Tenggara’s tourism and culture office on [...]

Indonesia’s ‘Jurassic’ Islands

→  December 23, 2010 0

They don’t breathe fire but Komodo dragons — the largest lizards in the world — can kill a buffalo or any one of the intrepid tourists who flock to their deserted island habitats. “I feel like I’m in the middle of Jurassic Park, very deep in the past,” said Hong Kong visitor Michael Lien during a [...]

A New Komodo’s Family Member Found In Indonesia

→  April 28, 2010 5

Just weeks after scientists announced the discovery of a new monitor lizard in the Philippines, researchers have uncovered another unknown monitor inhabiting Southeast Asia. Described in Zootaxa, the new torch monitor (Varanus obor) is found only on the tiny island of Sanana, in the western Moluccan islands of Indonesia. The new monitor lizard, named ‘Torch’ for [...]

Happy Komodo

→  July 22, 2009 0

Komodo National Park has successfully reached the 28 Finalists of the New7Wonders of Nature Campaign. GNFI would like to express a sincere gratitude to the people of Indonesia and the rest of the world who have lent their support and contributed to the success of Komodo National Park in the first and second stage of [...]