Komodo National Park Authority: Rp3.75M is not entrance fee

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Komodo dragons, a giant lizard native to Indonesia, roam the Komodo National Park. (Source: Environment and Forestry Ministry)

Jakarta, IO – Recently, the entrance fee to Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), reportedly at Rp3.75 million per person for one year, sparked a public debate.

In response, the Komodo National Park Authority clarified that the Rp3.75 million fee is not a ticket price, but a conservation fee to compensate for the damage to Komodo National Park ecosystem due to the impact of mass tourism in recent years.

“This conservation fee is paid for visit to Komodo Island, Padar Island, and the surrounding waters,” said the park’s coordinator Carolina Noge, as reported by Kompas, Friday (22/7).

She explained that there is no change in the entrance fee. “If the ticket price changes, there has to be government regulation, but this is only a conservation fee to protect the ecosystem,” she explained.