What is the present conservation status of the saltwater crocodile in the Philippines?

What is the present conservation status of the saltwater crocodile in the country?

It has been listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List since 1996. It was hunted for its skin throughout its range up to the 1970s, and is threatened by illegal killing and habitat loss.

What is the rarest crocodilian?

MISAMIS ORIENTAL, Philippines — The southern Philippines is home to the world’s rarest and most endangered crocodile species: the freshwater Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis).

Do crocodiles eat humans?

The two species with the most well-known and documented reputation for preying on humans are the Nile crocodile and saltwater crocodile, and these are the perpetrators of the vast majority of both fatal and non-fatal crocodilian attacks.

How far out to sea do crocodiles go?

It is estimated that they can be carried out approximately (on average) about 48km (or 30 miles). There have been extensive studies on crocodiles and their ability to ride out ocean waves and currents, especially in the Australian region.

Are crocodiles in danger of extinction?

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