Skip to main content

You are here

Komodo Dragon Project

The Komodo National Park was established in 1980 to protect the dragons and their habitat. Perth Zoo funds a program that tracks, monitors and researches Komodo Dragons in their natural habitat in Komodo National Park.

How Does Perth Zoo Help Save the Komodo Dragon? 

Komodo Dragons are only found on a few Indonesian islands. Between 2,500 and 5,000 dragons remain in the wild. To help protect the dragons and their habitat, Komodo National Park – which includes the islands of Komodo and Rinca – was established in 1980.

Perth Zoo funds a program that tracks, monitors and researches Komodo Dragon in their natural habitat in Komodo National Park. Perth Zoo partners with the Komodo Survival Program which works to protect the Komodo Dragon and its habitat. Beyond tracking and monitoring the dragons, the organisation also tracks their prey to ensure there is sufficient supply.

The Komodo Survival Program also engages the communities to protect the environment and trains local staff to assist with the research program on varying different levels.

What Does My Donation Go Towards?

One hundred percent of your tax deductible donation will help protect wildlife as Perth Zoo covers all donation administration costs.

Learn more about Komodo Dragons here.