Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Philippine Crocodile

The Philippine Crocodile is the most threatened crocodile in the wild. In the Philippines, it is strictly prohibited to kill a crocodile, but its status is critically endangered from exploitation and unsustainable fishing methods such as dynamite fishing.

Chris Banks (Melbourne Zoo) was responsible for setting up a recovery program in the Philippines for these animals and still works very closely with the Philippines. He's heavily involved in conservation and took the time to share his story.

Click here to listen to the interview.

Find out more about the Melbourne Zoo at http://www.zoo.org.au/

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