NT Crocodile Management Plan

01 Mar 2024

The AVA consulted with relevant AVA members to provide input for the recent consultation by the Northern Territory Department of Environment Parks and Water Security on the Management Program for the Saltwater Crocodile. The AVA’s over-arching recommendation is that consultation with appropriate subject matter experts, including that of the veterinary profession, is undertaken wherever animal welfare is being considered. 

The AVA’s greatest concern regarding the welfare of crocodiles, is that animals are handled using best practice or best welfare outcomes. 

It was requested that AVA guidelines and recommendations, found in the relevant AVA Policies, are taken into consideration during any consultation process. 

The full submission can be found here.