Crocodile Conservation Project

Crocodile Conservation Project

Project Animal(s) : Gharial and the saltwater crocodile.
Project Category : Reptiles
Project Region : Asia
Project Type : Conservation
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Project is timebound? : No

The Crocodile Conservation Project was introduced in the year 1976. The chief objective of the project was to protect the nation’s three rare crocodilian species, viz. the freshwater crocodile, Gharial and the saltwater crocodile.

Objectives of Crocodile Conservation Project

  • To ensure that the breeding of species remain captive.
  • Assortment of eggs from regular haunt, ensuing crosshatching and nurturing of crocodiles in captivity to lessen mortality because of the natural predators and lastly released into the wild.

The rehabilitation of the gharial was a subunit of the Crocodile Conservation Project. It was emphasized on Gharial predominantly. The Gharial was on the brink of extinction in the year 1974.

More than 250 Gharial were released in the Ramganga River in Corbett, between 1982-1994.

Project Agency : . Corbett National Park, India

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