Comments on this proposal closed on 9 November 2020. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
Invitation to comment
Commercial exports may be permitted for specimens of native wildlife taken in accordance with the provisions of an approved wildlife trade management plan. The Wildlife Trade Management Plan – Crocodile Farming in the Northern Territory 2021- 2025- Exposure Draft has been prepared by the Northern Territory Department of Environment and Natural Resources for consideration as an approved wildlife trade management plan under section 303FO of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). Should the plan be approved, it is proposed that it will be in force for five (5) years from the date of its declaration.
How can I get involved
The public are invited to provide written comments on the proposed management plan. Comments must be submitted by Monday 9 November 2020.
Read the draft plan
Wildlife Trade Management Plan – Crocodile Farming in the Northern Territory 2021-2025 (PDF - 363.51 KB)
Wildlife Trade Management Plan – Crocodile Farming in the Northern Territory 2021-2025 (DOCX - 111.5 KB)
About the management plan
The Wildlife Trade Management Plan balances sustainability, industry growth and maximizing economic benefits to landowners to promote long-term species conservation including the protection of habitat. It focuses on the maintenance of a sustainable and viable crocodile industry that meets global best practice standards in sustainable wildlife use. This is within the framework of the Northern Territory’s broader management program, and objectives of, biodiversity conservation, enhanced landholder benefit and participation in use programs, management of risk to human safety, and promotion of wildlife-based tourism. Its implementation is founded on principles that include treatment of saltwater crocodiles that must be humane and in accordance with animal welfare legislation.
Send your comments
Please include your full name and address in your submission. Any written comments will be considered in making a decision to approve the plan.
To assist the Minister in considering comments, the Department encourages you to provide them under the following headings:
- Sustainability of the harvesting regime
- Animal welfare
- Survey and monitoring practices
- Quota setting regime
- Management controls, including licences, permits and compliance
Comments should be addressed to:
Wildlife Trade Assessments
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
GPO Box 858
Canberra City ACT 2601
or can be emailed to: email@example.com.
Confidentiality and Privacy
Any comments received will form part of the documentation provided to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment for a decision. Copies of comments may be made available to other parties with a particular interest in the application. If you wish to claim confidentiality for any part of your comments, please discuss the matter with the Director of the Wildlife Trade Assessments Section (02) 6274 1917.
Personal information that you provide will be used only for these purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to employees of Australian Government agencies assisting the Minister.