World Croc Day is a global awareness campaign to highlight the plight of endangered crocodiles and alligators around the world and get people involved.
In Goa we have a one single crocodile species and this is a very unique population of Muggers (Crocodylus palustris). The species faces challenges from several quarters, on a daily basis, for survival. It is also a Schedule 1 species under the WPA 1972.
Crocodiles form an important part of an aquatic system and are an apex predator in that system. Threats to the species can cause an upheaval in the system itself and effects can spread out far beyond just the place they live in.