The Conservation of Mugger Crocodiles in Charotar Region is a significant project undertaken by VNC to protect the healthy population of mugger crocodiles in the region. Charotar region in Gujarat is home to one of the largest populations of mugger crocodiles in India, surviving in the man-made wetlands within the rural agricultural-dominated area. The muggers have established an ideal example of man-animal co-existence in the region, which is rare in today’s world where most wild creatures are becoming victims of humans.
VNC’s project includes regular population monitoring, habitat assessment, and understanding human-crocodile relations to ensure the long-term survival of the species. The organization is also working towards creating awareness about the species in schools and the local community. The conservation of mugger crocodiles in Charotar is vital not only for the survival of the species but also for maintaining the ecological balance in the region. VNC’s efforts are commendable in preserving the man-animal co-existence and ensuring the continued existence of this unique and fascinating species in the wild.
Project Duration- 2013-Ongoing