Crocodile farming and conservation, the example of Zimbabwe

  title={Crocodile farming and conservation, the example of Zimbabwe},
  author={Brigitte Revol},
  journal={Biodiversity \& Conservation},
  • B. Revol
  • Published 1 April 1995
  • Economics
  • Biodiversity & Conservation
Crocodile farming is an important and lucrative activity in Zimbabwe which provides meat for human consumption and skins for the luxury leather industry. Because it gives an economic value to this otherwise unfriendly animal, farming crocodiles has a positive side effect on the conservation of this species in the wild. This paper gives an overview of the crocodile industry in Zimbabwe. 
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