Recent reports of Komodo dragons being smuggled by traffickers have reignited talks about the closure of Komodo National Park. But what would that mean for the local community, which has come to rely on the region’s booming tourist trade? Photo: AFP
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The closure of Komodo National Park could be more damaging to environment than keeping it open

  • Indonesian authorities will decide the future of the popular tourist destination in August
  • Environmentalists fear that closing the park could encourage those who rely on tourism to turn to destructive fishing methods

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Recent reports of Komodo dragons being smuggled by traffickers have reignited talks about the closure of Komodo National Park. But what would that mean for the local community, which has come to rely on the region’s booming tourist trade? Photo: AFP
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