Northern Territory Department of Land Resource Management, 2015
Draft Wildlife Trade Management Plan for the Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) in the Northern Territory of Australia, 2016-2020 (PDF - 963.11 KB)
Draft Wildlife Trade Management Plan for the Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) in the Northern Territory of Australia, 2016-2020 (DOCX - 1.12 MB)
About the draft management plan
The draft management plan has been prepared by the Northern Territory Department of Land Resource Management for consideration as an approved Wildlife Trade Management Plan under section 303FO of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). It is proposed that the management plan be in force until 31 December 2020.
The draft management plan covers arrangements for the harvest, farming and trade of saltwater crocodiles and eggs (Crocodylus porosus) in the Northern Territory. Its primary aim is to manage the Saltwater Crocodile for the benefit of Territorians while ensuring the long-term conservation of the species and its habitats in the Northern Territory. In achieving this aim there are two general principles: management and regulatory decisions should be evidence-based, supported by high-quality scientific data and robust monitoring; and the treatment of Saltwater Crocodiles must be humane and in accordance with the requirements of animal welfare legislation. The draft management plan demonstrates how it meets the commercial export requirements of the EPBC Act.
In accordance with the provisions of section 303FR of the EPBC Act, comments are invited on the proposed management plan by Wednesday 14 October 2015. The Department of the Environment encourages you to provide comments under the following headings:
- Sustainability of the crocodile management regime, including any impacts on ecosystems
- Animal welfare
- Survey and monitoring practices
- Management controls, including permits and compliance
Comments should be addressed to:
Wildlife Trade Assessments
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
or can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.