Biology Environmental Science

Crocodile Breeding Project

In this article we will discuss Crocodile Breeding Project

The three varieties of crocodile population viz., gharial (cavialis gangeticus), the mugger (Crocodylus palusstris) and the salt-water crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) witnessed a sharp decline by the early 1970s. With the assistance of the UNDP, the Government of India launched a crocodile breeding and management project. The project was initially launched in Orissa in the year 1975. The project scheme was subsequently extended to U.P., Rajasthan,
W.B., T.N., A.P., Gujarat. Kerala, M.P., Maharashtra, Andamans, Assam, Bihar and Nagaland. As a result the population of all the three species has considerably increased.

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