Ranger’s Role in Komodo Dragon Tour .
In Komodo Island, Rinca Island and other islands in Komodo National Park area, human and komodo could live together harmoniously. Even though there are several cases komodo attacking human, it because human disturbed the komodo or doing something carelessly which provoked komodo to attack them. Therefore, Komodo National Park employed hundreds of rangers from local people.
Rangers play important roles in Komodo National Park area. The first role is as security guard both for local people and tourists. They monitor and guarantee the safety of tourists as well as local people from criminals and komodo attacks. They also protect Komodo existence from huntsman and the natural resources in Komodo National Park from devastation.
For tourist, it is important to report their arrival to Komodo National Park office and to be guided by a ranger. Rangers will bring “safety” sticks with them during escorting the visitors and doing island patrol. This Y-shaped wooden stick could be use for dispelling komodo when they trying to attack people. Rangers will use Y-shaped part of this wooden stick to hold Komodo’s neck or mouth.
Komodo is wild animal and its saliva also poisonous. If you want to take photos, better to listens ranger’s suggestion and keep the distance of 5 meters away from komodo. Using camera with telephoto lens will be a
good choice, to avoid taking photo too close to Komodo.