Crocodile Conservation Project

  • The Indian Crocodile Conservation Project is one of the most successful conservation initiatives in the world.
  • It has pulled back the once threatened crocodilians from the brink of extinction and placed them on a good path of recovery.
  • The broad objectives of activities under crocodile project were
    • to protect the remaining population of crocodilians in their natural habitat by creating sanctuaries;
    • to rebuild natural population quickly through `grow and release’ or `rear and release’ technique
    • to promote captive breeding;
    • to take-up research to improve management; and
    • to involve the local people in the project intimately.
Related info:
  • Gharial is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List

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