Why are crocodiles protected?
Because of the important status and uniqueness crocodiles are protected species in Australia, and it is illegal to harm or kill either species. This was not always the case, as up until 1972 crocodiles were hunted, for their skins, which were made into leather goods of all kinds.
What is the conservation status of Philippine crocodile?
The Philippine crocodile is a critically endangered species (IUCN 2000) and considered to be the most threatened crocodile species in the world.
What are the benefits of crocodile meat?
Function : Crocodile meat is a low-fat, low cholesterol and high protein meat. Crocodile meat is not only delicious, it is good for your heart, lungs, blood circulation and it is known to cure asthma and coughing problems. Crocodile meat is best to eat with the skin.
Are crocodiles at risk?
In the case of crocodilians the status of different species has more or less been in line with their listing on the CITES Appendices, and thus their ability to be traded internationally. Of the 24 species of crocodilian, 7 are currently listed as Critically Endangered, 4 as Vulnerable, 12 as Least Risk.
Can crocodiles go extinct?
It certainly has in modern times. We haven’t lost a species of crocodile to extinction since humans have been dominant on the planet, even in the last few hundred years when our impact has been appalling. The reason appears to be in large part because crocodiles learn quickly and adapt to changes in their situation.
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.