Crocodile populations in Lake Nasser (Egypt)

Photo credit: Glenda Vélez Calabria (Colombia) and David Mendoza Ramirez (Peru)

Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal

Crocodiles in Lake Nasser are protected by environmental laws. There are conflicting opinions in regard to lake crocodiles. Fishery stakeholders believe that crocodiles consume large quantities of fish and far important is the potential risk which crocodiles can cause to fishermen community in the lake. On the other hand and based on assessment surveys done by protected zones departments, it is believed that the crocodile populations are still within the safe limits and hence no control action has been taken yet except monitoring. Some of the small or baby crocodiles may come into fishing nets and in such case, they should be released back to water; Failing to do so, such incidence is considered a violation.

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