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Commercial harvests of saltwater crocodile Crocodylus porosus eggs by Indigenous people in northern Australia: lessons for long-term viability and management

Corey, Ben; Webb, Grahame J; Manolis, S.C.; Fordham, Adrian; Austin, B.J.; Fukuda, Y.; Nicholls, D.; Saalfeld, K


Sustainable commercial use of native wildlife is an alternative economic means of land use by Indigenous people in remote rural areas. This situation applies within large tracts of land owned by Indigenous people across northern Australia. The commercial use of saltwater crocodiles Crocodylus porosus is a growing industry in Australia's Northern Territory. Although Indigenous people sell crocodile eggs and hatchlings, the majority of harvesting and incubation is done by non-indigenous people...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Oryx: Journal of Fauna and Flora International
DOI: 10.1017/S0030605317000217


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