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

Proceedings of the 25th CSG Working Meeting now available

The Proceedings of the 25th CSG Working Meeting (Santa Fe, Argentina, May 2018) are now available in pdf form, and can be downloaded here.


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.


23rd International Congress of Zoology, South Africa, 19-24 July 2020

The 23rd International Congress of Zoology will held in Capetown, South Africa, on 19-24 July 2020. The theme of the meeting is "Zoology in the Anthropocene - A Holistic Integrated Approach to Conservation". Information brochure can be downloaded here.


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).