Siamese Crocodile Research and Conservation

To study the natural history and promote the survival of Siamese crocodiles in Indonesia


A population of the critically endangered Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) has been discovered in a freshwater swamp habitat in the Mehakam River region on Borneo, Indonesia. A research station is urgently needed not only to show presence in the region but also to provide accommodation and laboratories for researchers and conservationists, as well as incubation/raising facilities for endangered reptiles.


The goal of the project is to ensure sustainable, community-based conservation of the habitat and its endangered crocodilian species.


WAZA Conservation Project 10007 is implemented by Yayasan Ulin (Ironwood Foundation), with support provided by Cologne Zoo, Dortmund Zoo and Protivin Crocodile Zoo. Additional partners include the University of Bonn, the University of Cologne and the IUCN/SSC Crocodile Specialist Group.




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