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



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


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

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


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


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




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

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Northern Territory Government

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60 pages : illustration, maps ; 30 cm.

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Northern Territory Government



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

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Draft Management Program for the Saltwater Crocodile in the Northern Territory 56 2.2 Approval committee A committee made up of government and community representatives will assess the expressions of interest and allocate the quota. Membership of the approval committee will be recommended by PWSNT and approved by the Minister for Parks and Wildlife. Representation from the following groups will be invited: Government Traditional owners Safari hunters Pastoralists Animal welfare 2.3 Issue of permits If successful, a landholder will receive notification from the Director of the Parks and Wildlife Service that they have secured the rights to take a safari crocodile. The landholder then nominates a safari operator and applies for a safari-hunting permit. Nominations of the operator must be made in writing. Clients who will be participating in a hunt must be nominees on the permit to take. Nominations of clients must be made in writing and demonstrate the written consent of both the safari operator and the landholder. Nomination of the client may be done after the issue of the permit but must be approved by PWSNT prior to a hunt being conducted. Permits to take wildlife are not ongoing; they will be issued for a specified period. Safari operators will have to negotiate with a landholder for access to lands for which the rights for safari permits have been granted. The land on which the hunt is to be conducted may be leasehold or freehold. In the case of Aboriginal Land Trusts this negotiation must be made through the relevant land council. The taking of crocodiles under the safari-hunting program will attract a management fee payable to PWSNT. The permit will specify the area of land where the hunt is to take place. 3. Requirements for safari operators Prior to conducting a hunt, the safari operator must provide PWSNT with the details of the permit under which the hunt will be undertaken. This information must include details of when and where the hunt will occur, the people participating in the hunt, and the vehicles and methods to be used. The permit that is issued will be valid for one crocodile only. If a crocodile is wounded during the hunt and escapes, the permit will be void and the operator must, as soon as possible after the incident, notify PWSNT of the details and the crocodiles last known location. Prior to participating in a hunt, safari operators must have the following: Tourist vehicle number plates: If vehicle transfers are part of service paid for by the client it is a requirement that the vehicles to be used have tourist vehicle number plates and that the driver possess an H class licence. Appropriate public liability insurance. Senior first aid certificate: All employees participating in a safari hunt must possess a current senior first aid certificate. Coxswains certificate: If the vessel to be used in the safari hunt is over 5 m in length it is a requirement that the driver of the vessel have a Coxswains certificate.