Komodo National Park was established in 1980. Six next later, in 1986, the park was also declared a World Heritage Site and A man Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO to protect the endangered Komodo Dragons and their environment, as well as the biodiversity of the islands and also to protect the highly diversity of marine life in the waters surrounding the island.
Komodo National Park covers 1.817 square kilometers. The islads of Komodo National Park total over 603 square kilometers (60,200 ha) and the marine waters total 1.214 square kilometers (121,400 ha).
Komodo island become popular because the park as a home for Komodo Dragon, the largest living lizard in the world. The island is located between the islands of Sumbawa to the west and Flores to the east in the Lesser Sunda island of Indonesia.
Komodo Island is the main island in the Park. The park belongs in the Komodo Sub-District of West Manggarai District in the province of East Nusa Tenggara. The other main islands are Rinca Island, Padar Isalnd, Goli Motang and Nusa Kode.
Komodo island is approximately 37 km long and 22 km wide and about 336 square kilomoters. Rinca island is approximately 24 kilometers long and 21 km wide and about 211 square kilomoters. Padar is approximately 8 km long and 2 km wide and about 16 square kilometers . Gili Mota is 10 square kilomters and Nusa Kode is 7 square kilometers .
What To Do
Komodo Island Tour. Komodo island tours are designed to explore the national park. In this tour, visitors can do some activities, such as: Trekking at Rinca Island, Padar Island and Komodo Island.
Snorkeling at Long Pink Beach, Pink Beach Komodo, Manta Point and Siaba Island.
Bird Watching at Padar, Rinca and Komodo Island.
Diving at some diving spots