Monday, 6 July 2009
Vote for Komodo National Park or for the Gold Mining?
Only one day left to give your vote for the place where you can find the only dragon in the real world...that's the komodo dragon!
Actually I would like to write something about the National Park through the eyes of foreigners. But I've been contacting friends to ask about their experience in Komodo island to no avail. One friend answered that she had no chance to visit the island while she was here, others were not replying (Sometimes it is hard being known as a blogger who like to write for citizen journalism websites. My journalist friends said that it is the problem of journalists...that's why to get through the source of information does need a way of skill, and it is important to keep good relationship and networking web).
I have a Disney musical CD for kids that brought kids to visit the only real dragon in the world...the komodo dragon. And if I am asking you to vote for this place, it is to pull the attention to the island. By pulling international attention to that place as a tourism object, it would perhaps ceased down the exploration of the possibility to build gold mining over there. Today's headline in printed Kompas (July 6) titled "The Real Dragon is in Danger".
Even if there are gold over there...which one is more important? The dragon or the gold? That komodo dragon's habitat is the only place in the whole world where we can find an animal titled dragon! Mutia Ridwan, one voter from Malaysia, in the website for the New7Wonders said that Komodo National Park is "...the only place on earth where you can find the real Jurassic Park." Yes, Jurassic Park is probably more famous than this real place on earth. We do need to help conserve it, will you care for it? "Nature and money" or "Money without nature"? That will be depending on the world's choice...