Ensuring a future for the Critically Endangered Siamese Crocodiles
Project

Ensuring a Future for the Critically Endangered Siamese Crocodile

Duration
2012 - 2014
Location
Cambodia
Species protected
Siamese Crocodile Crocodylus siamensis

Project objectives

The main project objectives/outcomes are to launch an IUCN- and government-endorsed reintroduction and reinforcement programme for Siamese crocodile in Cambodia. This will entail the release of captive-bred individuals to supplement wild populations.

Secondly it is hoped to strengthen community management of 3 existing crocodile sanctuaries and establish an additional 5 community sanctuaries at the national level by 2014.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation

Poaching

Finally the project will monitor and evaluate released crocodiles to inform the species recovery programme, through telemetry studies of released individuals, evaluating trends in the status of 4 crocodile populations and understand the impacts of the project on local communities.

This project is implemented by Fauna and Flora International.