KOMODO SURVIVAL PROGRAM (KSP) is an Indonesian-based non-profit organization established on 9 March 2007. The organization has the mission to provide sound information on wildlife biology to help devising management and conservation plans for the Komodo dragon and its natural habitat. KSP also helps developing local expertise for improving general knowledge on the biology of this endangered species providing support for the following tasks:
- Acquisition of quantitative data on the biology, ecology, and conservation status of the Komodo dragon, its natural habitat and the biodiversity included in the species’ range;
- Development of local expertise for conducting scientific monitoring, management and conservation of Komodo dragon populations, their environment and the terrestrial biological diversity included in their range;
- Development of an easily accessible database of reliable information on general aspects of Komodo dragons’ ecology, conservation and management, and of the terrestrial biological diversity included in the species’ range;
- Support for the involvement of local communities in wildlife protection and monitoring activities through development of awareness and sustainable development projects for conservation of their environment and associated natural resources.