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Crocodile control in Australia

15 January 2013
Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus). Photo: Stephen Barnett/Flickr - Creative Commons

After two fatal Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) attacks on people in Australia in the last few months, calls have been made to cull the wild population of crocodiles in the Northern Territory.

In response, Professor Grahame Webb, Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission’s Crocodile Specialist Group has written an opinion piece for "The Conversation" website in which he explains that while culling does have a place in the management of crocodiles it is not a simple solution for reducing crocodile attacks.

Exploring the issues surrounding crocodile conservation in Australia, Grahame provides a clear and interesting overview of the delicate relationship between crocodiles and humans and the benefits they can provide to local communities.

Read the article, “Crocodile culls won’t solve crocodile attacks” in full on "The Conversation" website.

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