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Indonesia, Komodo National Park

 Posted by , last edited on December 11, 2013 at 03:49:49

Location East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia
Coordinates S8 32 35.988 E119 29 21.984
Type Natural
Property 219,322 ha
Date of Inscription 1991

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These volcanic islands are inhabited by a population of around 5,700 giant lizards, whose appearance and aggressive behaviour have led to them being called 'Komodo dragons'. They exist nowhere else in the world and are of great interest to scientists studying the theory of evolution. The rugged hillsides of dry savannah and pockets of thorny green vegetation contrast starkly with the brilliant white sandy beaches and the blue waters surging over coral.

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