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Scientific Name Crocodylus palustris. The species status was evaluated during an international workshop in Colombo, Sri Lanka in May at which over 40 regional experts and field researchers contributed current data and observations. In , the overall population size was estimated to be between 2,, individuals Whitaker and Whitaker Populations declined in the past, but in the current three generation period approximately to present populations in India and Sri Lanka were generally stable or recovering but decline continues in Pakistan, Iran, Nepal and the species is extirpated from Bangladesh and Myanmar.

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The mugger crocodile, also called marsh crocodile or broad-snouted crocodile, is a species Crocodylus palustris native to freshwater habitats from southern Iran and Pakistan to the Indian subcontinent and Sri Lanka.

It has come to the centre of renewed attention in Gujarat, where the Forest Department has started evacuating muggers from two ponds on the Sardar Sarovar Dam premises on the Narmada, to facilitate a seaplane service at the Statue of Unity.

Among the six schedules in the Act, Schedule I and part II of Schedule II provide the highest degrees of protection to listed species, with the most stringent penalties for offenders. For animals listed in Schedule I, any of kind of population control activity, capture for captivity, or transportation can involve cumbersome processes. It is a tedious process that involves a chain of paperwork, and permissions. This includes even transportation of crocodiles. So its relocation or capture is definitely illegal without permission.

However, state governments have the authority to give permissions in some situations where they become a danger for the human population. Vadodara, 90 km from the Narmada dam, is the only city in the country where crocodiles live in their natural habitat amidst human population.

Most of these crocodiles are thereafter released in the Narmada dam waters, away from human habitats. Experts say crocodiles were listed under Schedule I not because of the fear of extinction but to prevent their trade. Crocodiles are valued for their skin and flesh. In some cases, they are also worshipped, including in the Narmada.

In idols of the Narmada Goddess, a crocodile is her vehicle; there is an idol on the premises of the Narmada Dam. Goddess Khodiyar Maa, who is worshipped by a section of Gujaratis, is also seen riding a crocodile as a symbol of her supremacy over land and water. Click here to join our channel indianexpress and stay updated with the latest headlines. Aditi Raja Follow live updates on Coronavirus pandemic 'Real hero': Amid cyclone, Mumbai cop donates blood for year-old, saves her life Covid vaccine latest update: Brazil approves Oxford vaccine trials; Moderna to start final phase in July Despite Govt's big MSME push, entrepreneurs are guarded in their optimism.

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Crocodylus palustris, a crocodile species that is being removed from the Narmada

The range of the mugger crocodile Crocodylus palustris encompasses most of India except for a small part of northern India. It stretches east to Burma specifically, the city of Tinsukia and west to Iran town of Iranshahr. This crocodile is found as far north as Kibar, India. Choudhury and da Silva, ; Da Silva and Lenin, The mugger crocodile Crocodylus palustris is most commonly found in freshwater environments such as rivers, lakes, hill streams, and village ponds. It can live in fresh water and coastal saltwater lagoons.

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The mugger crocodile, also called marsh crocodile or broad-snouted crocodile, is a species Crocodylus palustris native to freshwater habitats from southern Iran and Pakistan to the Indian subcontinent and Sri Lanka. It has come to the centre of renewed attention in Gujarat, where the Forest Department has started evacuating muggers from two ponds on the Sardar Sarovar Dam premises on the Narmada, to facilitate a seaplane service at the Statue of Unity. Among the six schedules in the Act, Schedule I and part II of Schedule II provide the highest degrees of protection to listed species, with the most stringent penalties for offenders. For animals listed in Schedule I, any of kind of population control activity, capture for captivity, or transportation can involve cumbersome processes. It is a tedious process that involves a chain of paperwork, and permissions. This includes even transportation of crocodiles. So its relocation or capture is definitely illegal without permission.

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The mugger crocodile Crocodylus palustris , also called "marsh crocodile", "broad-snouted crocodile" and mugger , is a crocodilian native to freshwater habitats from southern Iran to the Indian subcontinent. It is a medium-sized crocodile that inhabits lakes , rivers , marshes and artificial ponds. Females dig holes in the sand as nesting sites and lay up to 46 eggs during the dry season. Young feed on insects. It is one of three crocodilians in India, apart from saltwater crocodile C. The mugger crocodile is considered a medium-sized crocodilian, but has the broadest snout among living crocodilians. Its visual , hearing and smelling senses are acute.

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