Indonesia wants to lock down the island of Komodo for a year for tourists and the living monitor lizards protect. The existence of the "Komodo dragon" is at risk.
For the protection of the rare Komodo dragons want to block Indonesia "dragon island" throughout the year 2020 for tourists. Currently, about 10,000 visitors a month to the island East of Bali. On Komodo island there is already a national Park. Among other things, during the closure of new trees to be planted.
The Komodo dragon is the world's largest Echsenart.
Komodo dragon, the "last dragon of the world", up to three meters long and more than 70 kilograms in weight. On the island, a total of about 5000 animals are at home. They have a reputation for being quite aggressive. Because of their appearance they are also called dragons Komodo. Attacks on humans are rare.
In the past week, the Indonesian police had foiled an attempt to bring more than 40 of the endangered animals out of the country.