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Conservation Breeding Centre, Bhagatpur, Dist. South 24 Parganas for Salt Water Crocodile
 
The project was started in mid-1970s with an aim to increase the number of saltwater crocodiles, a Schedule-I species under Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. The project is situated next to the uninhabited Lothian Island, far from the mainland in the Sunderbans archipelago
 
The Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project in Sunderbans was in news in.It got a fresh start in January 2015  with the help of renowned experts in herpetology.The inputs and training provided by the experts helped in raising the eggs to hatching ratio, which is now over 70 from previous 40. Also in the last one year, nearly 75 sub-adult crocodiles in the Sunderbans have been released. Out of this at least 50 crocodiles have been tagged to keep a check on their condition in the wild.