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The IUCN-SSC Crocodile Specialist Group (CSG) is a worldwide network of biologists, wildlife managers, government officials, independent researchers, non-government (NGO) representatives, farmers, traders, tanners, fashion leaders, and private companies actively involved in the conservation of the world's 23 living species of alligators, crocodiles, caimans and gharials in the wild.

Coming Events

Please click on read more below to find a full list of up-coming events by Crocodile Specialist Group. From time to time we will also add other interesting events happening around the world.

Latest News and Information

The latest IACTS (International Alligator and Crocodile Trade Study) report, authored by John Caldwell and published by the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), is now available (download report). The report is based on analysis of CITES Annual Reports for the 2006-2015 period, with input from specific wildlife authorities where required. It shows trends for crocodilian species involved in international trade since 2006, with particular emphasis on 2013-2015  - the most recent 3-year period for which there are reasonably complete data in the CITES Trade Database. [Full citation: Caldwell, J. (2017). World Trade in Crocodilian Skins 2013-2015. UNEP-WCMC: Cambridge].


The 25th Working Meeting of the IUCN-SSC Crocodile Specialist Group (Thirty Years Later .... a Problem becomes a Livelihood), will be held in Santa Fe, Argentina, on 7-10 May 2018. Details are now available on the meeting website (https://www.25wmcsgsantafe.com).

A Veterinary Workshop will be held on 5 May, the CSG Steering Committee will meet on 6 May, the Working Meeting will be on 7-10 May, and a field trip is planned for 11 May. Registration is now open.

  - Summer CrocFest 2017

Interesting website from DirectStarTV with Kids Activity Centre (includes downloadable activities for kids).