by A Total TaiTai Tale


And this will conclude our 3-day 2-night in the Komodo National Park.

We are so glad we got to go as the Indonesian authorities are talking about closing the park for a while to protect the ecosystem or levy a much larger fee to be able to enter the National Park.

With just 2,800 Komodo roaming wild they are an endangered species like the orangutan of of Borneo, the Sumatran tiger and the birds of paradise in the two Papuan province (all in Indonesia)

From 44,00 tourists in 2008 to 80,000 in 2014 and 176,000 last years, the province officials have suggested that each visitor might soon pay Us$1,000 each to view the dragon and the 173,00ha of the park (each foreign tourist now pays US$17!)

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