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看起來希望遊覽世界上最大的蜥蜴科莫多巨蜥科莫多島的遊客今年必須要去或者等到2021年,當地政府宣布關閉這個著名的旅遊島整個2020年。

但是那些想要在自然棲息地靠近巨型蜥蜴的人仍然會在2020年附近有其他選擇。上個月,東努沙登加拉(NTT)的州長宣布計劃關閉所有科莫多國家公園 – 包括科莫多島嶼以及另外171個島嶼 – 為了幫助振興科莫多巨蜥的人口以及他們養的野生動物,為期一年,但是,在當地旅遊業的抗議之後,已經將計劃縮小到了一個島嶼。

“2020年1月起,我們將暫時關閉,但不是整體,只是特別是科莫多島,”NTT旅遊局負責人Marius Ardu Jelamu週五表示,Kompas引述道。

馬里烏斯說,關閉科莫多島的決定是由NTT政府和環境和林業部共同決定的,這些部門通常對印度尼西亞的國家公園擁有管轄權。他還表示,該部已同意與NTT和相關政府分享公園的管理職責。

NTT旅遊負責人還指出,遊客仍然可以在公園內的其他島嶼上看到野生的科莫多巨蜥,並且振興野生動物種群的努力也將擴展到科莫多島以外的島嶼。

NTT州長Viktor Bungtilu Laiskodat此前曾討論過關閉科莫多國家公園一年的計劃,以幫助補充科莫多巨蜥和他們捕食的動物,尤其是公園島嶼上的鹿,這些島嶼是主要的食物來源對於巨型蜥蜴。

Viktor說,缺少鹿,主要是由於當地人的偷獵,不僅傷害了科莫多巨蜥的數量,而且還影響了他們實際規模的大小。他還指出,科莫多巨蜥是食人族,如果沒有足夠的鹿群,他們可能會互相吃飯。

It looks like tourists wishing to visit Komodo Island, the most famous home of the world’s largest species of lizard, the Komodo dragon, will have to go this year or wait until 2021 after the local government announced plans to shut down the famed tourism island for all of 2020.

But those who want to get up close to the giant lizards in their natural habitats will still have other nearby options in 2020. Last month, the governor of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) announced plans to shut down all of Komodo National Park — encompassing Komodo Island as well as another 171 islands — for one year in order to help revitalize the population of Komodo dragons as well as the wildlife they feed on, but, following protests from the local tourism industry, have narrowed the plans to just the one island.

“As of January 2020, we will close temporarily, but not as a whole, only specifically Komodo Island,” said NTT Tourism Office head Marius Ardu Jelamu on Friday as quoted by Kompas.

Marius said that the decision to close Komodo Island was made jointly by the NTT Government and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, which generally hold jurisdiction over Indonesia’s national parks. He also said that the ministry had agreed to share management duties of the park with the NTT and regency governments.

The NTT tourism head also noted that visitors could still see Komodo dragons in the wild on other islands within the park, and that efforts to revitalize wildlife populations would extend to islands beyond Komodo as well.

NTT Governor Viktor Bungtilu Laiskodat had previously discussed plans to shut down all of Komodo National Park for one year to help replenish the population of Komodo dragons and the animals that they prey upon, particularly deer native to the park’s islands that are the main source of food for the giant lizards.

Viktor said that a lack of deer, largely due to poaching by locals, was not only hurting the size of the Komodo dragon population but also their actual size in terms of how large they could grow. He also noted that Komodo dragons are cannibals and could potentially turn to eating each other if there was not an adequate deer population.

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