LET’S HAVE SOME SENSE IN CROC MAN­AGE­MENT

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - OPINION -

Risk man­age­ment is part of life. Blood pres­sure and choles­terol con­trol re­duce the risk of car­diac dis­ease. Speed and al­co­hol lim­its re­duce the risk of road trauma. And so it must be with croc­o­diles.

I have been speak­ing with Mayor Leu and we com­mend the coun­cil’s re­quest to meet Min­is­ter Miles and for an ur­gent pub­lic meet­ing with the Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­ment, Health and Pro­tec­tion (EHP). I also look for­ward to hear­ing of the re­sults of the state gov­ern­ment’s re­view of crocodile man­age­ment in Queens­land.

When we left the North­ern Ter­ri­tory in 1983, in­creas­ing crocodile num­bers in ur­ban ar­eas were start­ing to pose a risk to hu­mans.

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