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Thais fight to shift lucrative crocs from endangered list

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Thailand is the world's largest exporter of crocodile products, thanks to its thriving crocodile farm industry. And export figures are set to grow even larger if its proposal to remove its crocodiles from the list of critically endangered species gets the green light. 

The decision will be made today at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) in Bangkok.

"Our proposal is based on the balance between trade and conservation," Wimol Jantrarotai, director-general of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives's Fisheries Department, said.

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