Fresh sighting of Crocodiles in South Andaman Village; area under watch
Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Fresh sighting of Crocodiles in South Andaman Village; area under watch

Port Blair, Nov 05: Sighting of two Crocodiles near the Manglutan Junction area of South Andaman has triggered panic among the villagers of the region.

As per reports, some villagers of the area sighted both the Crocodiles in a nallah, situated close to busy Manglutan Junction area of South Andaman.

Troubled by non-stop human-crocodile conflicts and negative impact of crocodiles on the tourism Industry, the Andaman and Nicobar Administration has already requested the Ministry of Environment,Forest & Climate Change (MoEF & CC) for temporary delisting of crocodiles from Schedule I of Wildlife Act.

In last few years dozens of people have been killed by these crocodiles in Andaman.

In April 2010, a 25-year-old Lauren Failla from New Jersey was killed by a saltwater crocodile while snorkeling in Neil Cove beach of Havelock Island, which invited huge negative publicity for Andaman Tourism worldwide. (UNI)