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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

2nd Forum on Crocodiles in the Philippines, Philippines, 6-8 March 2019

This 3-day Forum on crocodiles aims to highlight the plight of Crocodylus porosus and C. mindorensis in the Philippines, and to explore possibilities for furthering crocodile conservation and sustainable management in the country. The Forum is an affirmation of the continuous effort of the Filipino People to conserve their crocodilian species in their natural environments.

Papers may be submitted either as oral or poster presentations, in the following themes: natural history and ecology; husbandry, veterinary and health; conservation, research and management; and, encouraging Human-Crocodile Coexistence of crocodiles in the Philippines. All accepted presentations will be peer-reviewed for subsequent publication in the Forum Proceedings.

Abstracts (max. 250 words) for oral and poster presentations should be submitted electronically no later than 1 November 2018 [contact Forum Secretariat (2ndcrocforumph@gmail.com) for details on format of abstracts]. It is hoped that authors will be notified of the acceptance of papers via e-mail by 30 November 2018.

Registration ($US150 before 30 November 2018, $US200 after 30 November 2018, student $US100) will cover attendance and meals over the 3 days of the Forum (Download 1st Flyer for details on location, registration, tentative program, etc.). Details on field trips (after the Forum) and accommodation will be made available soon. Contact: Forum Secretariat (2ndcrocforumph@gmail.com).

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

The Belize Forest Department and the Crocodile Research Coalition is hosting a CSG Central American & Caribbean (CAC) Sub-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 Caribbean (LAC) region, with responsibility for the CAC sub-region, is organising the meeting, with assistance from the LAC office and the 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.

There will be 4 keynote speaker presentations that will discuss topics such as the history of crocodile conservation and management in the sub-region, sustainable use programs, human-crocodile conflict, and discussion of successful conservation and management programs, in addition to submitted presentations. On the last day (29 June) a workshop will be held for students and participants interested in developing their skills in carrying out crocodilian population surveys.

Further details will be posted on the meeting website, which should be available by 31 October 2018.

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 - 2018 (Voluntary Nature Conservancy 2018). Download

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