The 1st European Croc Networking Meeting was held at Crocodiles of the World in Brize Norton, UK from 4-6 October, 2016 with an attendance of 54 number of participants from 10 countries. Our host was wonderful helping us pull together this idea into a meeting in only 4 months. We also coincided with the first ever CrocFestUK.

Shaun Foggett

Director, Crocodiles of the World

Enrico Chiesa

Chief Advisor, Italhide

Skins, fashion, industry

Olivier Behra

Founder, Man and Nature

in situ conservation, sustainability, valuing animals to aid conservation

Agata Staniewicz

PhD, University of Bristol

Research (acoustics, colour change), in situ conservation

John Caldwell

Consultant, Endangered Species Trade


Simon Pooley

Birkbeck, University of London

Biophysical, physiological and cultural aspects of human-croc relations

Colin Stevenson

Head of Education

Crocodiles of the World

Conservation, captive management, research, public education

Fabian Schmidt

Senior Curator, Zoo Leipzig

Regional Vice-Chair, IUCN-SSC CSG

Zoo breeding programmes, genetics, parental behaviour

Marisa Tellez

Crocodile Research Coalition

population biology, genetics, threats



630pm: Social at Crocodiles of the World


830-915: Breakfast- collect welcome packs

915-925: Welcome and Overview

925-955: Research Talks

955-1105: Zoos/Outreach/Conservation Talks

1105-1130: BREAK

1130-1200: Trade & Industry Talks

1200-1230: Opportunities Talks

1230-1330: LUNCH

1330-1530: Croc Speed-Dating

1530-late: CrocFest UK



830-930: Breakfast (for campers)

930-1100: Discussion group: What to do next- for young researchers, experts welcome.




Organising Committee

Ashley Pearcy & Agata Staniewicz

The 5th Annual European Croc Networking Meeting will be held at Protivin Zoo in Protivin, Czech Republic from 16-18 October, 2020

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