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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 60 Figure 1: A possible model for the operation and regulation of the safari hunting crocodiles. Requirements Process Expressions of interest from landholders will be called for. The approval committee will assess the expressions of interest. Expression of interest may only be considered if they meet the selection criteria. The landholder will be notified of their success by the Director of Parks and Wildlife. Landholder nominates a safari operator and applies for a permit. A safari hunting tag and CITES tag are issued to the landholder. Client negotiates with safari operator. The client must be nominated in writing by the landholder. Landholder must address selection criteria provided in the expression of interest documentation. Prior to the hunt, the safari operator must provide PWSNT with information, in writing, including the permits details, exact location of the hunt and the vehicles, vessels and methods to be used. Killed animal with tags attached. Details of the size of the animal, its location and sex must be recorded. Safari operators must meet criteria specified by PWSNT. Client must meet criteria specified by PWSNT before participating in a hunt. Safari operators must be willing to accept random checks of their operations by PWSNT. The killed animal must be inspected by PWSNT within three weeks of killing or prior to its export. Safari operator and landholder must provide PWSNT with a report of their operations within 21 days of each hunt. PWSNT provide annual reports to DEWHA on the operations of the safari hunting program. PWSNT will review the safari hunting program annually.

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