Wildlife Trade Management Plan – Queensland Crocodile Farming

Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, 2014

1 January 2014 – 31 December 2017

About the Management Plan

This management plan relates only to the farming of saltwater (Crocodylus porosus) and freshwater (C. johnstoni) crocodiles within Queensland.

This management plan has been developed to satisfy the requirements of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and to meet the legislative and other requirements of the Queensland Government.

The primary goal of the management plan is to augment the Queensland Nature Conservation (Estuarine Crocodile) Conservation Plan 2007 and Management Program 2007-2017 by recognising that crocodile farming in Queensland was traditionally a ‘closed cycle’ captive industry but now incorporates provision for the legitimate use of harvested and ranched crocodiles sourced from the Northern Territory and/or Western Australia as part of the Queensland crocodile farming industry. This will ensure that farming of estuarine crocodiles in Queensland does not negatively impact on the conservation of estuarine crocodiles in the wild.