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What Do We Do

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

CSG Central America & Caribbean Sub-regional Meeting, Belize, 26-29 June 2019

The Belize Forest Department and the Crocodile Research Coalition are hosting a CSG Regional meeting, to be held at the Belize Ocean Club, Placencia Peninsula, Belize, on 26-29 June 2019. Marisa Tellez (marisatellez13@gmail.com), CSG Regional Vice Chair for the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region, with responsibility for the Central America and Carribean sub-region, is organising the meeting, with assistance from the LAC office and host organisations.

The theme of this 4-day meeting is “Fostering Regional Conservation through Collaboration”. The meeting is intended to build the network of key stakeholders in Central America and the Caribbean, and to discuss current conservation and management issues as well as further collaborative research within the sub-region. Details are now available on the meeting website - www.2019csgregionalmeeting.com

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Prudent Use of Medicines in Crocodilians


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26th CSG Working Meeting, Mexico, 4-7 May 2020

The 26th CSG Working Meeting will held in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico, on 4-7 May 2020. It will be preceded by a Veterinary Workshop (2 May) and CSG Steering Committee meeting (3 May). Details will be posted as they become available.



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

Quehacer Cientifico en Chiapas  (July-December 2017), Volume 12, Issue 2. Conservation and Management of Crocodilia in America. Download.

Latest IACTS (International Alligator and Crocodile Trade Study) report (John Caldwell; UNEP-WCMC). Download

5th Charotar Crocodile Count - (January) 2018 (Voluntary Nature Conservancy 2018). Download

Charotar Crocodile Count - Summer (May) 2018 (Voluntary Nature Conservancy 2018). Download

6th Charotar Crocodile Count - (January) 2019 (Voluntary Nature Conservancy 2019). Download

Proceedings of Second Symposium on Ecology and Conservation of Crocodilians of Venezuela (2017). Download

"Muggers of Vadodara" by Raju Vyas (2018) is now able to be downloaded as a pdf (Download).