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M​ark Perpetua's Reptile Encounters

Crocodilian Conservation


Reptile Encounters is working to raise awareness and help the conservation of these amazing reptiles. Our Crocodilian Conservation Project offers educational information, displays and a small merchandise line. The sale of all merchandise will be donated to help with research and conservation efforts for a variety of endangered crocodilians. Check back regularly to see how our merchandise sales are helping.  

11 of the 24 living species of crocodilians are endangered. 7 species are listed as critical. Research and education are important to protecting the future of these incredible reptiles.

List of endangered crocodilians with status

CR- critical

VU- vulnerable

Chinese Alligator    Alligator sinensis CR 

Philippine Crocodile    Crocodylus mindorensis CR 

Orinoco Crocodile    Crocodylus intermedius CR 

Siamese Crocodile    Crocodylus siamensis CR 

Gharial    Gavialis gangeticus CR 

Cuban Crocodile    Crocodylus rhombifer CR 

African Slender-snouted Crocodile     Mecistops cataphractus CR

Tomistoma    Tomistoma schlegelii VU 

American Crocodile    Crocodylus acutus VU 

Mugger Crocodile    Crocodylus palustris VU 

Dwarf Crocodile    Osteolaemus tetraspis VU 

Crocodilian species of least concern

American Alligator   Alligator mississippiensis LR/LC

Australian Freshwater   Crocodile Crocodylus johnstoni LR/LC

Nile Crocodile   Crocodylus niloticus LR/LC

New Guinea Freshwater Crocodile   Crocodylus novaeguineae LR/LC

Saltwater Crocodile  Crocodylus porosus LR/LC

Cuvier's dwarf caiman  Paleosuchus palpebrosus LR/LC

Schneider’s Smooth-fronted Caiman   Paleosuchus trigonatus LR/LC

Morelet’s Crocodile   Crocodylus moreletii LR/LC

Black Caiman   Melanosuchus niger LR/CD

West African Crocodile  Crocodylus suchus  not assessed


                                  information from-iucn croc specialist group