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Commercializing Crocodile Conservation

Commercializing Crocodile Conservation
Science News by NewsLook

A commercial crocodile farm in Mexico is striking a balance between business and conservation to help protect the region’s endangered Morelet crocodile. The reptile is under threat from habitat loss and poaching but the farm is helping the species thrive in the wild. Photo Credit: Alastair Rae via Flickr.

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2:22PM PDT on May 20, 2012

Thanks for the information Chris.

9:31PM PDT on May 19, 2012

Fewer humans on this earth and more animals. I don't agree with this concept. These animals are being raised to die. Crocodile skins, like any other animal skin should no be worn by humans and not sold for profit. I was really surprised by the headlines, as Mexico is not known for it's humane treatment of animals, but after listening to the article, it's typical Mexico, no compassion for animals.

7:12PM PDT on May 18, 2012

Isaac Bashevis Singer Nobel Peace Prize Winner wrote in his book, 'Enemies a love story', "As often has Herman had witnessed the slaughter of animals and fish, he always had the same thought. In their behaviour toward creatures, all men were Nazi’s. The smugness with which man could do with other species as he pleased exemplify the most extreme racist theories the principle that might is right. Lest we forget!

9:03AM PDT on May 17, 2012

People should stop buying crocodile skin products. That´s all I have to say.

6:51AM PDT on May 17, 2012

thank you!

6:51AM PDT on May 17, 2012

thank you!

7:33PM PDT on May 16, 2012

Chinese are eating all kinds of wild animals under the name of traditional medicine,it's too bad. How can we stop such stupid and cruel things?

7:26PM PDT on May 16, 2012

Crocodile,tiger,bear,snakes.....Chinese are eating all kind of animals under the name of traditional medicine.Cheers

1:45PM PDT on May 16, 2012

Thanks for posting!

1:32PM PDT on May 16, 2012

Thanks.

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