The ‘Jurassic Park’ project in Indonesia continues
Despite warnings from UNESCO, the Indonesian Ministry of the Environment has announced that construction of the Komodo National Park tourism project will continue. The park spans three volcanic islands in the Indonesian archipelago and is inhabited by approximately 5,700 Komodo dragons. Giant lizards can grow up to 10 feet long, have a poisonous bite, and not exist anywhere else in the world.
The ongoing premium tourism project has been dubbed “Jurassic Park” in Indonesia after a campaign video featuring jurassic park Film tracks have been used in promotional campaigns, and a photo of a Komodo dragon blocking a construction truck has gone viral on social media. UNESCO and the Indonesian Environment Forum (WALHI) have expressed concerns about the potential impact on the region’s pristine habitat and its human and dragon inhabitants.
A senior Indonesian environment ministry official told Reuters that “this project will continue … it turned out to have no impact.” What exactly is being built on Rinca Island is still not disclosed.
Viral photo of Komodo dragon facing truck raises concerns over ‘Jurassic Park’ attraction in Indonesia https://t.co/a5ukovE9CR
– BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) October 27, 2020
Too long! Selamatkan Taman Nasional Komodo, Selamatkan Pariwisata Kita.
Ini video desain Bangunan Wisata Jurassic yg sdg dibangun di P Rinca skrg. (Perhatikan jg Soudtrack-nya).
Apakah kita bisa dorong revisi desain ini, minimal bagian tengah yg mengurung Komodo itu? pic.twitter.com/NtOn5zmFM5
– Kawan Baik Komodo (@KawanBaikKomodo) October 10, 2020
Last lights on Padar Island. Komodo National Park, Indonesia pic.twitter.com/FXHPfeqDJi
– Sebastian (@ Sebastian023456) January 10, 2021
Komodo National Park was founded in 1980 to help protect the world’s largest lizard, often referred to as the Komodo dragon, and the following year it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following: https://t.co/vJaqTM8og5#rintiskemajuan #kbrizagreb #Indonesia pic.twitter.com/MuzHS42ryS
– Indonesian Embassy in Zagreb (@indonesiazagreb) July 23, 2020
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