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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 First East and Southeast Asia Regional Crocodile Specialist Group Meeting will be held at the Angkor Paradise Hotel, Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia, 25-29 May 2015. The meeting will be hosted by the Government of Cambodia, in collaboration with the European Commission and Flora and Fauna International.

The regional meeting will be preceded by a CSG Steering Committee meeting and a Siamese Crocodile Task Force meeting on 24 May. On 25 May there will be a special veterinary workshop (venue to be announced), which will be coordinated by Dr. Paolo Martelli (Hong Kong), Dr. Cathy Shilton (Australia) and Dr. Parntep Ratanakorn (Thailand). The regional meeting, on 26-28 May, will include a special session devoted to crocodilian diseases. A field trip is planned for 29 May.

The meeting website (www.csg2015cambodia.org) is now online, although some pages are still under construction. We look forward to your participation in this regional meeting.


Due to the recent Ebola outbreak in the West African region, the 3rd West and Central Africa Regional Meeting of the Crocodile Specialist Group has been postponed until early 2015. Details will be posted as soon as they are available.


The 2nd Symposium on Colombian Crocodilians, with the theme of "Crocodilian Conservation - An Opportunity for Communities", will be held on 2 December 2014, under the auspices of the 4th Colombian Congress of Zoology, in Cartagena, Colombia (1-5 December 2014). For more information, contact organisors at simposiococodrilos@gmail.com. See also Invitation.


A Biology of the Crocodilia symposium will be held on 4 January 2015 under the auspices of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) Annual Meeting, Palm Beach, Florida, USA (3-7 January 2015)
. Details on the SICB meeting are available at www.sicb.org.


The 24th CSG Working Meeting will be hosted by South African National Parks, and will be held at the Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre, Skukuza Rest Camp, Kruger National Park, South Africa, 23-26 May 2016. Details will be posted as soon as they are available.

NEW - Karin Ebey (pictured below) becomes CSG's youngest member - see CSG Newsletter 33(2) for details.  Karin has made a calendar for 2014, featuring the world's crocodilians. available to CSG members and friends (Download calendar here).

Link - CrocBITE - Worldwide Crocodilian Attack Database
is now online.

Link - downloadable resources developed by the CSG Veterinary Science Group.

In honour of the late Dr. Fritz Huchzermeyer, the "Fritz Huchzermeyer Veterinary Science Research Assistance Scheme" (FHVSRAS) has been established, with the specific goal of encouraging and assisting undergraduate and post-graduate students to undertake formal research to advance crocodilian veterinary science. Click here for details.