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Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology

LocationIndia

Issue AreaEnvironment

Amount NeededGeneral Support Needed

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Conservation of Animals

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust / Center for Herpetology promotes the conservation of reptiles and amphibians and their habitats through education, scientific research, and captive breeding. Their efforts are focused on but are not limited to, Indian species and ecosystems that include both in-situ and ex-situ components. Path-breaking discoveries have been made through its’ research programs, such as the findings on the natural history of the king cobra at the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station in the Western Ghats. The Crocodile Bank receives about 4.5 lakh visitors a year and is home to over 1500 crocodiles.

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