Will crocodiles be culled for being a threat to humans? This is known

Will crocodiles be culled for being a threat to humans? This is known
Will crocodiles be culled for being a threat to humans? This is known

The number of crocodiles in the northern territory of Australia must be maintained or reduced and cannot be allowed to continue. crocodiles what Humansdeclared the chief minister of the region after a 12 year old girl died while swimming.

The population of the reptiles has skyrocketed throughout the territory since the law converted the crocodile in a protected species in the 1970s. The number of specimens has fallen from 3,000 at the time hunting was banned to around 100,000 today. The Northern Territory has just over 250,000 inhabitants.

Crocodile killed a girl

The little girl’s death occurred weeks after the territory approved a plan 10 years for the management of crocodiles, which allows the sacrifice in popular swimming spots, although it does not indicate a return to mass sacrifices.

In this week’s deadly attack, the girl disappeared while swimming in a stream near the indigenous community of paluma, southwest of the territory’s capital, Darwin. After an exhaustive search, her remains were located in the river system where she disappeared and her injuries confirmed a crocodile attack.

Crocodiles will be sacrificed

Los crocodiles They are considered a threat in much of the waters of the Northern Territory, but the turismo and crocodile farms are important economic drivers.

We cannot allow the crocodile population to outnumber the human population in the Northern Territory“said the Chief Minister Eva Lawler, according to Australian Broadcasting Corporation“We need to control our crocodile numbers.”

He Northern Territory The country recorded 15 deaths from crocodile attacks between 2005 and 2014, and another two in 2018. Because saltwater crocodiles can live up to 70 years and grow throughout their lives – reaching up to 7 metres in length – the proportion of large crocodiles is also increasing.

Lawlerwho referred to the death of the minor as “disconsolate”, he said that they have been appointed 500 thousand dollars Australians from the territory’s budget for crocodile management next year.

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