Indonesia building its own 'Jurassic Park' despite warnings

Work on a series of tourism projects in Indonesia’s Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, began last year, sparking concerns about threats to the local ekonomie and the fragile habitat of the park’s namesake, die Komodo dragon.

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Verlede maand, officials from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) told a World Heritage Committee conference that the project required a new environmental impact assessment over illegal fishing concerns and the potential risk to the Komodo dragon’s natural habitat.

This project will proceedit’s been proven to have no impact,” Wiratno, a senior official at Indonesia’s environment ministry, told Reuters.

Indonesia's Komodo National Park is seen in this April 6, 2018 foto. Construction in the park on a tourism project dubbed "Jurassic Park" will continue, the Southeast Asian country's environment ministry said, despite UNESCO warnings the plans could have a negative environmental impact. (Reuters/Henning Gloystein)

Indonesia’s Komodo National Park is seen in this April 6, 2018 foto. Construction in the park on a tourism project dubbed “Jurassic Park” will continue, the Southeast Asian country’s environment ministry said, despite UNESCO warnings the plans could have a negative environmental impact. (Reuters/Henning Gloystein)

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