THE THREATSKomodo National Park is dwelt by many species wild animals from both land and sea which are now still protected. It was originally to conserve the Komodo dragon which the conservation goals have since expanded to protect the Park's entire biodiversity. The animals are protected in this park from the land like Komodo dragon, bat, Megapod Bird, Monkey, Cockatoo, water buffalo, deer, horse, other birds and from the sea like Manta Ray, Cetacea, Shark, Turtle, other fish and coral. Therefore illegal hunting, fishing or any king of animal catching efforts are strongly not permitted to keep the continuity of the park's life.
Meanwhile the threats to the parks are not limited only to the sea, poaching or illegal hunting and gathering of wildlife such as turtle eggs, Timor deer, fruit bats and addible (swift let) birth nests – also continues and can have far reaching consequences. We take the example of Timor deer that they are well protected as a vital source of food to Komodo dragon and it is estimated that for every deer poached, there will be one less yearly meal for each adult dragon. The impact on the Park does not stop there; poacher will often set fire to grassland to flush out deer, which can cause extensive dead and damage to plants and animals in the park including the Komodo dragons.
Since 2001, the local government established a Park zoning system to give more control access and use within all marine and terrestrial area of the Park. This zone system is well protecting the from the poaching and keep the continuity of the park's life.
Tourist ContributionsAll tourists who visit and entering the boundaries of Komodo National Park are expected to pay a Contribution to Conservation Fund. The revenues will directly support and benefits conservation, community development and natural based tourism development. You can review the value of Contribution Fee that you have to pay when entering this park.
Protection and AwarenessWhen entering this national park, a series of regulation and guidelines has been established to ensure a safe and enjoyable for every visitor to preserve and protect the park. You can see more detail the Regulation and Awareness of Komodo National Park for your further references before entering the park.