Komodo island closing

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 3:36pm

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The Indonesian government will close Komodo Island, home to the world's largest lizard. The island is a huge tourist attraction — it gets 300,000 visitors a year, but the governor of the region says the place is being overrun by tourists, some of whom are involved in poaching and smuggling the lizards. The BBC's Rebecca Henschke reports.