This page is maintained by the Crocodile Specialist Group, an
international network of people working to conserve the world's crocodilians. Here you can read the online editions of their newsletters and learn how you can help in conservation efforts.
This site addresses the depletion of crocodile populations. It also includes a tale about the gharial; an interview with the "Crocodile Hunter," an Australian herpetologist who wrestles crocodiles; and more.
BooksCrocodiles and Alligators
by Charles A. Ross
Facts on File Inc., 1989
An encyclopedic and colorfully illustrated reference book with in-depth yet accessible articles by leading crocodile researchers.
Crocodiles: Their Natural History, Folklore and Conservation.
by Charles Albert Walter Guggisberg.
Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1972.
Though its primary focus is on the Nile crocodile, this book provides information on all crocodilians, including their history, behavior, reproduction, and longevity. Also features colorful historical accounts of crocodiles threatening early explorers, man-eating crocodiles, and crocodile veneration and persecution.
The Last of the Ruling Reptiles: Alligators, Crocodiles, and Their Kin.
by Wilfred T. Neill
Columbia University Press, 1971.
This was the first comprehensive coverage of all crocodilians, and though it is now a bit out of date, it remains a valuable reference and well worth reading.
Wildlife Management, Crocodiles and Alligators
Edited by G.J.W. Webb, S.C. Manolis and P.J. Whitehead.
Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty. Ltd., 1987.
This book brings together into a single source, technical data useful for managing wild populations of the world's crocodilians. Includes existing management programs, study methods, public education, capture techniques, behavior, temperature regulation, farming, skin production and marketing, and crocodilian eggs and embryos.
Get RealVolunteer to study broad-snouted caiman in Sao Paulo
Volunteers are sought by Dr. Luciano M. Verdade, University of Sao
Paulo, Brazil (Piracicaba campus, where he heads the Wildlife Program).
Verdade studies the ecology and conservation of the broad-snouted
caiman, Caiman latirostris, in Brazil, and he coordinates work on the
species in South America. He also studies a colony of Caiman latirostris
at the university, including reproductive success, growth rates, and
management aspects. Volunteers are wanted to help with fieldwork.
Verdade is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. For more
information, call Verdade at: 55 (19) 433-1922, or e-mail him at:
Help research the anatomy of crocodilians
Dr. Mason Meers, assistant professor of Anatomy & Evolutionary
Biology at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida, is
looking for volunteers to help his anatomical research of crocodilians.
Volunteers will help with dissection, data collection from deceased
crocodilians, and possibly also with Web page maintenance. Volunteers
should have an interest in crocodilians, a strong stomach, and computer
literacy. For more information, call Meers at (941) 590-7227 or e-mail
him at email@example.com. Meers' Web site, The Bibiliography of
Crocodilian Biology, is:
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