In and ex-situ conservation of Mecistops in the Upper Guinea forest region
Image credit: John Thorbjarnarson

Conservation of Mecistops in the Upper Guinea Forest Region

2014 - 2015
Côte d'Ivoire
Species protected
Slender-snouted Crocodile Mecistops cataphractus

Project objectives

Our crocodile captive-breeding and reintroduction project is a long-term initiative that aims to see an increase in slender-snouted crocodiles in Cote d’Ivoire and throughout West Africa that have a sustainable future as a result of reinforced national parks management capacity. Once relocation sites have been identified, we aim to reintroduce 100% of crocodiles captive-produced at the Abidjan National Zoo once they reach they optimal release size of 1 – 1.5 meters total length.

This project is implemented by Rare Species Conservatory.


Habitat loss & degradation

Human-wildlife conflict