Saturday, August 15, 2015

Saltwater Crocodile Rearing at Dangamal

At Dangmal which is part of Bhitarkanika National Park is a conservation center that houses a few crocodiles born and bred in captivity.

The population of salt water crocodiles was on decline from the middle of nineteen seventies and these endangered species were on the verge of extinction. The decline of population was mostly due to over exploitation, poaching and hunting. 

Orissa State Government through Forest Department launched a conservation program to save them and since then around 1700 crocodiles were released in the nature.


Ela said...

Beautiful creatures and very photogenic !

Jeevan said...

Great job done by the centre! Every species has the right to live on earth and it is we the conscious peoples responsible to make certain as we are the foremost against them. Nice captures

Sherlyn Lobo said...

I want to visit this place someday!

Blogoratti said...

Lovely, thanks for sharing that.

TexWisGirl said...

fearsome and amazing creatures!

GreenComotion said...

Hi Rajesh,
I have only seen one Indian Croc in a Zoo before.
Good to see a few of them together through your post!
Glad to hear the poaching and hunting is under control.
Have a Joyous Weekend!
Peace :)

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

At least the government are doing something now to protect these critters.

HRBennett87 said...

Yay! I always love when we're able to rebound species back into nature.....especially when we were the ones who caused it. :/

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Good. We humans have a duty to conserve, not destroy!

Magia da Inês said...

É uma pena que muitos animais estão correndo risco de extinção no planeta.
A natureza só empobrece com isso.
Ótimas fotos.

Bom domingo!
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Little Wandering Wren said...

Looks like a great conservation program for the Crocs
Wren x

Goldin said...

Dear Mr. Rajesh,

I am coiming out with a book on the ramsar sites of India. I came across your pictures of Bhitarkanika mangroves and will like ot include them. can you please provide me a few. The book will be released by the Min. of environemnt and Forest. I will not be able to pay for the photographs but the due photocredits will be given along with two copies of the book.
my email id is

I look forward to hear from you.

Kind regards,
Dr. Goldin Quadros
Senior Scientist
Anaikatti Post

Ravish Mani said...

Didn't know that these has become endangered species. Thanks for the info :)

Easwar Arumugam said...

Brilliant capture. Thanks for sharing

Ranjana's craft blog said...

1700 is good number! Hope we will save earth by our conservation plans. Good capture.