The Future of Crocodilian Attack Mitigation

While traditional methods of crocodilian attack mitigation have had success in some areas (e.g., parts of southern Sri Lanka), the number of attacks continue to rise globally and new methods are needed. One of the main limiting factors for current (and possibly future) mitigation is funding. It costs money and work hours to build metal and wire crocodile exclusion enclosures (CEEs) and keep them maintained, to erect and maintain warning signs, and to travel throughout countries giving crocodilian safety lectures in affected communities. For many developing regions resources are simply too limited and/or there are more pressing concerns for governments. The following papers detail potential future directions for crocodilian attack mitigation. While the proposed methods may also require significant economic investment, they are nonetheless further tools in the mitigation armament.

Digital Video Surveillance and Multi-beam Sonar
Environmental DNA to Detect Crocodiles