The closure of Komodo National Park could be more damaging to environment than keeping it open

East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), Indonesia’s southernmost province, first teased the possibility of the closure of its principal tourist attraction, Komodo National Park, back in January, because the prey of the park’s renowned reptilian residents were being poached, raising concerns that the giant lizards would turn to cannibalism and eat their way to extinction. On March 29, NTT spokesman Marius Jelamu restated the administration’s intention, saying: “Komodo Island will be shut down temporarily in…

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