Flores is blessed with rich flora and fauna, which can be admired not only in one of the many national parks or protected areas, but also throughout this beautiful island.
The island’s most famous national parks – Komodo National Park, Kelimutu National Park and Riung 17 Islands National Park – are just three examples of Flores’ natural beauty.
Komodo National Park is not only famed for the endangered Komodo dragon; it is also the extraordinary, diverse marine life that makes this park so unique. In 1986, the park became a Man and Biosphere Reserve and entered the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in 1991.
Kelimutu National Park is another fascinating place which is listed as a worldwide protected area and is internationally recognized by the United Nations Environment Program. The park is very popular because of its tri-colored lakes. Furthermore, the entire mountainous area impresses with its highly biodiverse forests as well as the local people’s fascinating cultural heritage.
Riung 17 Islands National Park encompasses a rich coral-reef ecosystem and is inhabited by various exotic species. The national park consists of more than 20 islands that vary in size. A marine park status has been set to preserve the area’s underwater world.