Important Days
World Crocodile Day
▪ World Crocodile Day is celebrated on June 17 every year to highlight the importance of conservation of endangered crocodiles and alligators around the world.
▪ India has three crocodile species
Saltwater Crocodile
Mugger or Marsh Crocodile
✓ Gharial
Crocodile Conservation Project was first launched in India in Odisha’s Bhitarkanika National Park in 1975.
▪ It was launched with the assistance of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

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