ED­U­CA­TION KEY IN CROCODILE COUN­TRY

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THE Palaszczuk Govern­ment’s Croc­wise ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram is prov­ing vi­tal in keep­ing Queens­lan­ders safe near wa­ter­ways in crocodile coun­try, with fig­ures show­ing more peo­ple are be­com­ing en­gaged and re­port­ing croc­o­diles than ever be­fore. Min­is­ter for En­vi­ron­ment and the Great Bar­rier Reef Leeanne Enoch said the Govern­ment’s Croc­wise pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram was cru­cial. “The Palaszczuk Govern­ment main­tains pub­lic safety as the high­est pri­or­ity when it comes to crocodile man­age­ment,” Ms Enoch said. “This year we are com­menc­ing the de­vel­op­ment of a web-based CrocWatch plat­form so peo­ple will be able to sub­mit sight­ing re­ports from their smart phones, and we are also look­ing to ex­pand our pres­ence across dif­fer­ent me­dia.” For more in­for­ma­tion visit https:// www.ehp.qld.gov.au/wildlife/ liv­ing­with/croc­o­diles/

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