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Pooley, Tony (2018). Discoveries of a Crocodile Man. 2nd edition. Edited by Simon Pooley. Blurb: London.

This book is Tony Pooley's autobiographical account of the development of a childhood passion into an international career in crocodile conservation. Tony succeeded in describing the challenging early days of crocodile conservation in southern Africa with a forthright commitment and dedication to conservation, but also great sensitivity to the natural world, and empathy with the humans affected by the conservation of large predators. It is the story of Tony's struggle to learn more about the maligned and secretive Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus), including observing and documenting important aspects of crocodile reproductive behaviour, and to convince the authorities and the public of its right to survive in Africa's protected waterways. Along the way, the reader learns a great deal about crocodile biology and behaviour, the ecological relations of crocodiles with their fellow creatures, and gains insights into the lost world of Zululand in the 1950s-1970s, both ecologically and socially.

This 2nd edition, edited by Tony's son, Simon Pooley, includes: new photographs and illustrations (44 colour photos, 9 black & white photos, 6 maps and drawings) sourced from Tony's personal collection; an introduction by Simon providing further biographical information and historical context; a brief afterword about Tony's career after the 1st edition of the book was published in 1982; appendices on name changes; an update on the status of Nile crocodiles in the region; and, a detailed index.

Discoveries of a Crocodile Man is available as a paperback (15 x 23 cm) or ebook, from www.blurb.co.uk/b/8702472-discoveries-of-a-crocodile-man.

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

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).