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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Komodo National Park is a World Heritage Site in Indonesia, protecting the natural habitat of the Komodo dragons. The national park, which covers 1,733 sq km (603 sq km) was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 15th session of the World Heritage Committee in Carthage, Tunisia on 9 - 13 December, 1991.


Komodo dragons in Komodo Island, Indonesia
Komodo dragons in Komodo Island, Indonesia
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Komodo National Park encompasses the three larger islands of the Lesser Sunda, among them Komodo, Padar and Rincah, along with 26 islets. It was established as a national park in 1980 so that the Komodo dragons could be protected. Over time, other species, both terrestrial and marine, were also accorded protection within the national park.

The vegetation of Komodo National Park can be described as savannah. It is essentially tall grasses with a limited number of trees. The climate is usually dry. The seas around the islands teem with a variety of marine life including whale sharks, ocean sunfish, manta rays, clown frogfish, and others.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: S8 32 35.988 E119 29 21.984 in East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia
Inscription Year: 1991
Type of Site: Natural
Inscription Criteria: VII, X


Aerial view of Komodo National Park
Aerial view of Komodo National Park
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