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Management program for the saltwater crocodile in the Northern Territory of Australia 2009-2013

Details:

Title

Management program for the saltwater crocodile in the Northern Territory of Australia 2009-2013

Creator

Fukuda, Yusuke; Delaney, Robyn; Leach, Gregory J

Issued by

Northern Territory. Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

2009-04

Description

The draft program is open for public comment to Friday 29 May 2009. Includes Summary document.

Notes

Date:2009-04; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Crocodylus porosus -- Northern Territory; Crocodiles -- Conservation -- Northern Territory; Crocodiles -- Control -- Northern Territory; Crocodiles -- Government Policy -- Northern Territory

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Edition

Draft.

Format

60 pages : illustration, maps ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

9781921519260

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Related links

http://hdl.handle.net/10070/214159[Final Edition]

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/212633

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/716134

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/716136

Page content

Draft Management Program for the Saltwater Crocodile in the Northern Territory 24 This newly defined zone will encompass the Darwin rural area. Additional increased public safety measures to be implemented in the Darwin rural area will include: an increased intensity of trapping; increased surveillance of receding water bodies as the dry season approaches to ensure no crocodiles are left behind; increase the monitoring on the Adelaide river to annual surveys; developing a monitoring program for the Darwin rural freshwater areas; and improved community awareness of living with crocodiles (see 4.5). Crocodiles can move into the Darwin rural area from several sources but the predominant source is likely to be the Adelaide River and associated floodplains. The extent of culling that would be required in the Adelaide River to reduce the risk level in the Darwin rural area would be an extensive number of animals. Even with this order of culling, the risk remains as animals will move with floodwaters and can also move into the area from other sources. Such a broad scale culling option is neither ethical, practical or cost effective.


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