Archive for December 19, 2009
ADDIS ABABA, Dec 19 (NNN-ENA) — The Arba-minch Crocodile Breeding and Conservation Center announces plant to secure over 700,000 US dollars from the sale of crocodile skins in this Ethiopian fiscal year.
Center representative Tifases Beyene told ENA on Friday that the center has planned to export crocodile skins valued at 700,000 USD during the reported period.
She said one centimeter of crocodile skin is sold at seven dollar in the global market.
There are 2,715 crocodiles in the center presently.
The center has also planned to build a slaughter-house and other facilities at a cost of two million Birr. — ENA