Calls in Mozambique to kill crocodiles and reduce their reproduction after killing 8 people
At least eight people have been killed by crocodiles this year in Mozambique's Manica district, near the border with Zimbabwe.
And called on the authorities to kill crocodiles in order to reduce their reproduction.
The authorities will assign a company to collect crocodile eggs in order to reduce their reproduction, said Rafael Mengat, regional director of environmental affairs.
Most of the crocodile attacks occurred on the river bank in the provinces of Mussores, Manduzi and Machaz.
Mengat said that reptiles pose a threat to people's lives, especially those who live near the banks of the river.
He added that the situation of concern is the case of the Manduzi River, where many families of crocodiles live, which necessitated making the priority to reduce the number of these reptiles in that area.
The official also touched on the attacks of lions and elephants, and asked for help from the central government, saying that the provincial authorities do not have sufficient means to solve the relationship between wildlife and human life.
It is known that animal attacks on humans are common in rural areas, and floods in recent months have increased the risk of crocodile attacks on both banks of the river.