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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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