Are Philippine crocodiles protected?
The Philippine Crocodile is nationally protected by law since 2001 (Republic Act 9147: the Wildlife Act). Killing a Philippine Crocodile carries a minimum penalty of six years imprisonment and/or a fine of 100,000 Pesos (approx.
Why do we need to protect Philippine crocodile?
3 Ecological values. Another often-heard reason to protect crocodiles in the wild is that these large predators play an important role in maintaining the productivity and diversity of wetland ecosystems on which people depend. … Crocodile droppings are nutritious for the fish and contain critically important chemicals.”
What is the biggest crocodile ever recorded?
Lolong has hit the big time—at 20.24 feet (6.17 meters) long, the saltwater crocodile is officially the largest in captivity, the Guinness World Records announced recently.
What is the rarest crocodilian?
Photos: India’s rarest crocodile, the gharial
- Indian gharials are fish-eating crocodiles.
- These reptiles are classified as critically endangered by the IUCN Red List.
- WCS recently imported eight young gharials from the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust Center for Herpetology under a conservation partnership.