2006-2007 population estimates
Previous conservation estimates
History of conservation efforts
Despite past conservation successes, this one-of-a-kind reptile is dangerously close to extinction.
A mere 200 mature, wild gharials remain in two countries. Protecting more gharial habitat is key to reestablishing connections among today's small, isolated populations in India and Nepal.
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Choudhury et al. (2007)
Whitaker & Basu (1982)
Whitaker & Whitaker (2003)