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Komodo dragons unharmed in national park fire

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A blaze ravaged elements of an island that types a part of the Komodo Nationwide Park in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) final evening, with park authorities at the moment saying the world-famous scaly inhabitants endemic to the realm have been unaffected.

“The hearth has been extinguished by [our] crew and the native residents,” Ismail Surdi, who heads the regional catastrophe administration company (BPBD) in NTT, confirmed at the moment. 

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The hearth occurred within the north and west elements of Rinca Island, in line with park official Lukita Awang. Dozens of individuals, comprising 32 rangers and 11 native residents, have been reportedly concerned in placing out the blaze. In response to stories, skilled firefighters weren’t current, and due to this fact efforts needed to depend on makeshift assets. 

Authorities have but to disclose the extent of the fireplace, nor have they acquired any stories of any Komodo dragons affected by the incident. As of this afternoon, the blaze has reportedly been put out and an investigation into its trigger is underway. 

The Komodo Nationwide Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Website and residential to round 2,800 Komodo dragons. The park was initially established to preserve the distinctive Komodo dragon, but it surely has additionally been marked as an enormous vacationer attraction in recent times by the Indonesian authorities. 

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Komodo dragons now categorized as ‘endangered’ because of threats from local weather change: IUCN 

UNESCO calls on Indonesian gov’t to halt tourism tasks in Komodo Nationwide Park

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