Found in Indonesia on three islands - Flores, Rinca and Komodo – the Komodo Dragon is currently listed on the IUCN Red List
The Komodo Dragon, the world’s largest living lizard, is part of an EEP Breeding Programme to create an insurance population for the species in zoos. As well as being part of this breeding programme, Chester Zoo, along with a consortium of European zoos, supports research and protection for this species in the wild.
An ongoing project has been set up in Flores to protect the dragons inhabiting the west coast of the island, which is outside of the main protected area. This ongoing project is working to protect, raise awareness and monitor the Wae Wuul Nature Reserve and its dragons.