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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 v Contents Executive Summary ..............................................................................................................iii Definitions...............................................................................................................................1 1. Introduction ......................................................................................................................2 1.1 Aims and Objectives.................................................................................................2 1.2 Species.....................................................................................................................2 1.3 Responsible authority ...............................................................................................2 1.4 Harvest framework ...................................................................................................3 1.5 Legislative, national and international obligations ....................................................3 1.5.1 Northern Territory ..................................................................................................................... 3 1.5.2 Australian Government and International ................................................................................. 4 2. Management Context .......................................................................................................5 2.1 Socio-economic Values ....................................................................................5 2.1.1 Cultural Values ......................................................................................................................... 5 2.1.2 Health ....................................................................................................................................... 5 2.1.3 Economic.................................................................................................................................. 5 2.2 Population Estimates and Trends.............................................................................6 2.3 Saltwater Crocodile Habitat ......................................................................................8 2.3.1 Protected areas ........................................................................................................................ 8 2.3.2 Significant wetlands outside reserves....................................................................................... 9 2.4 Nuisance Saltwater Crocodiles.................................................................................9 2.5 History of Use .........................................................................................................10 2.5.1 Indigenous harvest and use.................................................................................................... 10 2.5.2 Commercial harvesting and use ............................................................................................. 11 3. Threats and Impacts ......................................................................................................11 3.1 Natural predators....................................................................................................11 3.2 Drought, flood and climate change.........................................................................11 3.3 Habitat loss and modification..................................................................................12 3.4 Entanglement in fishing nets ..................................................................................12 3.5 Disease...................................................................................................................12 3.6 Harvesting general ..............................................................................................12 3.6.1 Harvesting genetic ............................................................................................................... 12 3.6.2 Harvesting - impacts on other species, habitats and ecosystems .......................................... 13 4. Management Practices and Performance Measures..................................................13 Objective 1 - To facilitate the sustainable use of Saltwater Crocodiles ............................13 4.1 Commercial harvest and use..................................................................................13 4.2 Permits and compliance .........................................................................................18 4.3 Management-focused research..............................................................................22 Objective 2 - To promote community awareness and public safety .................................22 4.4 Removal of nuisance crocodiles.............................................................................23 4.5 Community Awareness and Participation...............................................................29 Objective 3 - To ensure humane treatment of Saltwater Crocodiles ................................30 4.6 Animal Welfare .......................................................................................................30 Objective 4 - To monitor and report on the impact of the harvest of Saltwater Crocodiles ...30 4.7 Monitoring...............................................................................................................30


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