Komodo dragon protection program
Species name: KOMODO DRAGON
Latin name: Varanus komodoensis
Country: Indonesia, The Islands of Komodo, Rinca, Nusa Kode, Gili Motang and Flores
Project website: www.komododragon.org
The Komodo dragon is the most recognizable lizard species in the world that has lived on Earth for over a million years. Currently, it is estimated that only 4,000 individuals live in the wild. It is endemic to five islands in southeast Indonesia. The islands of Komodo, Rinca, Nusa Kode and Gili Motang are part of Komodo National Park. On Flores, the fifth and largest island, three nature reserves, Wae Wuul, Wolo Tado and Riung, harbour extant Komodo dragon populations on the west and north coast, respectively.