Avoid Crocodile Habitats During Heavy Rains
Published Date: September 27, 2019
NEPA is urging the public to report crocodile sightings by calling the Agency at 876-754-7540 or toll-free 888-991-5005. Individuals may also call 119 or make a report to the nearest police station.
The public is being reminded not to provoke crocodiles, as these sensitive creatures may become defensive if cornered or attacked. Crocodiles are one of Jamaica’s many endangered animal species and are protected under law.
It is an offence under the Wild Life Protection Act (WLPA) to possess, hunt, kill capture or willfully molest the crocodile. Individuals found guilty of the offence may be charged a maximum fine of $100,000 or face one year imprisonment.