UTI AND RENTEK SPECIAL CHARACTERISTIC REPTILE OF
Maybe you already Komodo animals often see on television, which the NTT on
, but when you come to Komodo Island Sumbawa, you will not see the Komodo animals, but animals that biawak other reptiles. Biawak is a compatriot of reptiles into the big lizard, tribal biawak-biawakan (Varanidae).
Biawak in another language called bayawak (Sunda), menyawak or nyambik (Java), berekai (Madura), and a monitor lizard or goanna (
In addition to fulfilling hobby, in fact it is one way to preserve the viability of animals. This is due, because the animals have started biawak exploited by people - people to use as materials in making handicrafts, such as bags, shoes, wallet, key holder, and so even consumed by the people - people with the reasons for drug skin disease. When I was first a student in Yogyakarta, around an 90-year, precisely in the area of Malioboro shopping street, I encountered some key decoration of foot biawak that price at that time, about twenty-five thousand, is also quite expensive to exchange money at that time. From there it was also economic value, but needs to safety, the need for human wisdom of their lives, for example, in a way to cultivation, as has been done against the other reptiles crocodile to cultivation the first taken for the skin.
It is also possible, because human resources there, many that can process and preserve a variety of animal skin, and even have academy a leather tannery learn how the engineering colleges in the skin, so that graduates - graduates from there, many who work in the factory - shoe factory and became a businessman engaged in the field of production of commodities derived from the skin. Hopefully when the viability of these animals still remain sustainable and can be found by our children and grandchildren as a priceless heritage that is not price.