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MANAGEMENT OF FRAGILE
ENVIRONMENTS
KOMODO NATIONAL PARK CASE STUDY

LOCATION

The Komodo National Park is a protected world heritage
site in the Lesser Sundra Islands of Indonesia. Komodo
forms part of the Coral Triangle in the Pacific Ocean ­
this is arguably one of the most diverse marine areas on…

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There is an extra need for locals to have extra money. This is because imported fresh water costs the
average family $US 10-15 per month, a huge cost in an area where rates of poverty are high.
The area had problems with highly destructive fishing practices, such as blast fishing,…

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SUCCESS?

Zoning is designed to create untouched wildlife reserves whilst also allowing tourists to visit and
locals to earn a living through fishing. This balances conservation and exploitation ­ a successful
compromise.
As well as zones, policies are used to deter activities which can be seen as detrimental to
conservation.…

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