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

"4th European Croc Network Meeting", 4-6 October 2019

The 4th European Croc Network Meeting (ECNM2019) will be held on 4-6 October 2019, at The National Reptile Zoo, Kilkenny, Ireland. ECNM aims to bring together crocodile experts based in Europe for collaborations, and to extend that network and assist those wishing to pursue a career working with crocodilians - from the continent without them!

This meeting will feature Dr. Jeff Lang as a keynote speaker, and a special session workshop with Dr. Marisa Tellez (Crocodile Research Coalition, Belize).

Information on registration, accommodation, local transport, etc., can be found at https://www.eurocrocnetwork.com/.


"VI International Workshop on Crocodiles of Cuba", 4-8 November 2019

The VI International Workshop on Crocodiles of Cuba will be held under the auspices of the XII International Symposium "Wetlands 2019", at Hotel Playa Giron, in Zapata Swamp, Cuba, 4-8 November 2019.

Information on registration, accommodation, local transport, etc. (in English and Spanish), can be downloaded here. The workshop agenda will be available in the coming weeks. Please contact Dr. Natalia Rossi (nrossi@wcs.org) for any further information.


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).

The meeting website has now been launched. Discounted registration for students and professionals is available before 3 December 2019.


New Book - "Crocodiles of the World"

Crocodiles of the World, written by Colin Stevenson and published by New Holland (Australia) for its "of the World" series, is now available. With 288 pages and over 300 photographs, the book is aimed at the interested general reader rather than experienced biologists. It covers general biology, evolution, conservation with summary chapters on the natural history and conservation status of each species.

Crocodiles of the World is available at bookstores and online in Australia (including Dymocks and Bootopia), and internationally through various online stores such as Amazon. Cover price is £16.99/$AUD40/$US29.99.

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).