Counting crocodiles for conservation

What is Charotar Crocodile Count?

Charotar Crocodile Count, started in 2013 by Voluntary Nature Conservancy, is a Citizen Science Initiative designed to bring together a diverse set of participants to be part of the mugger crocodile counting exercise that aims to establish a mugger crocodile population index in the Charotar region of Gujarat. It is the first Citizen Science Initiative as well as a pioneering project within Asia, which is focused on mugger crocodiles.

This voluntary program helps to understand crocodile’s distribution across the Charotar region and also provides the participants an opportunity to see the landscape, humans, crocodiles, and the complex relationship between these three and meet people who live alongside crocodiles.

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