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Komodo Island as New 7 Wonders

ABOUT KOMODO ISLAND Komodo Island is an island located in the Nusa Tenggara Islands. Komodo Island is known as a habitat for native animals dragons. This island is also the Komodo National Park which is managed by the Central Government. Komodo Island in the eastern island of Sumbawa, which are separated by the Sape Strait. On the island of Komodo dragons animals live and breed well. Until August 2009, on this island there are about 1,300 dragons tail. Coupled with other islands, such as Island and Rinca and Gili Motang, their numbers totaled about 2500 tails. To protect the Komodo dragon, in 1980 agreed to form a conservation area in the form of Komodo National Park on Komodo Island and small islands around it. Distribution and population of dragons in the past three decades is declining and increasingly threatened its existence, mainly due to hunting deer, as its main prey.

KOMODO ISLAND BECOME NEW 7 WONDERS On November, 11th 2011, provisional winners on the New 7 Wonders of Nature were announced. There are Amazon in US, Halong Bay in Vietnam , Iguazu Falls in Argentina, Jeju Island in South Korea, Komodo Island in Indonesia, Puerto Princesa Underground River in Philippines, and Table Mountain in South Africa. Voting started in 2007 and ended in 2011 with over 100 million votes from around the world. POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF THIS TOPIC As new 7 Wonders, certainly there are negative or positive effects for Komodo Island, peoples in Komodo Island or Komodo dragons itself. So this is the negative and positive effect when Komodo Island becomes new 7 Wonders :

Group 4 (XI Science 2) . peoples in Komodo Island or Komodo dragons itself.  The number of foreign tourists who have a different cultural diversity of Indonesian culture will bring bad effects and can damage norms such as in Bali. this will open up opportunities for people who are just looking for a profit to doing illegal activities  The number of tourists increased to be supported by a wide range of facilities such as hotels. Conclusion : As new 7 Wonders. The negative effects would be resolved easily if we work together to keep protecting the environment of Komodo dragons and norms in the area around Komodo National Park. certainly there are negative or positive effects for Komodo Island. It is feared that there will be a lot of building around the Komodo National Park which will damaging environmental balance. restaurants and others. Also the negative effects can be offset the bad effect with the positive effects brought about when the Komodo Island crowned as one of the New 7 Wonders.Positive Effects :  Increased foreign exchange  Indonesia’s tourism will be grow and more famous  Tourist arrivals increase  Enhance cultural preservation around the Komodo Island  Attract more tourists to visit other interesting places in Indonesia  Peoples where live around Komodo Island prospered with the new jobs and also increased income Negative Effects :  The increasing of tourist visit indirectly will make Komodo dragons feel the psychologically threatened  Komodo dragons are rare and endangered animals certainly have a high selling value.