BBC Wildlife : In 1912, a Dutch army man, Lieutenant van Steyn van Hensbroek, visited Komodo Island, shot a dragon dead and sent the skin to naturalist, Peter Ouwens, who wrote the first-ever scientific paper on the massive lizards.
The Government will seek parts of Indonesian waters to be listed in Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSA), which is protected by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for ecology, social economy or science vulnerable to damage by international maritime activities.
The Komodo National Park, is located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. It consists of 3 main islands: Komodo, Rinca and Padar, as well as numerous small islands. It is one of our favorite sailing destinations. Here’s why :
Banda Islands, located about 2.000 km east of Java, in Banda Sea, consists of 10 volcanic islands with climbable mountains, covered in lush green vegetation. Beside its nature's undeniable beauty, Banda Islands preserves so many histories from hundreds of years ago.