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BEHIND THE DRAGONS: A DAY IN KOMODO
August 2019. During the Sailing Indonesia yacht race the crew decided to stop in Komodo National Park to have the opportunity to see the most famous (and endangered) lizard on the planet. This curiosity led us to discover an entire forgotten world behind the tourist attraction of the dragon. We ended up in the only remote village on the island, nowadays inhabited by the descendants of former convicts who were exiled to Komodo. As well as the big lizard, their future survival is endangered because of the climate change, that brings them to change their lifestyle and develop new habits.
In addiction to this issue the people who live in the wildest island of Indonesia (as well as in the other poor places in other countries) are copying with the fact that they are not informed at all about factors that cause global warming such as not recycling plastic (that inevitably end up in the oceans), CO2 pollution or intensive farming.
These pictures below show some moments of the daily routine in Komodo Island, a magical place, full of controversy, divided between spectacular landscapes, rare animals and a fantastic people.