The Cambodian Crocodile Conservation Programme (CCCP)

  • Focal species: Crocodylus siamenesis, Siamese crocodile
  • Secondary species: hairy-nosed otter, local fresh water fish, small-clawed otter, smooth-coated otter
  • Countries: Cambodia
  • Name of organisation: Flora & Fauna International
  • Support requested:
    contributions for specific items >1000 euro,
    manpower,
    materials
  • Does this project benefit local people through employment and/or capacity building: yes
  • Does this project benefit local people in other ways: We also have a liveihoods support component, as well as supporting the community in protecting their natural resources.
  • This project concept is endorsed by:
    • ASAP
    • the IUCN-SSC Specialist Group(s) relevant to the focal species

Project Description

The project’s long-term goal is to re-establish a viable population of at least 5,000 wild Siamese crocodiles spread across multiple, sustainably-managed wetland sites in Cambodia. The project goal is to double the wild population by 2020 and to leverage the species as a flagship for conserving threatened rivers and wetlands in Cambodia. The project’s specific objectives are: (1) over 50% of Cambodia’s wild crocodiles in sites that are effectively protected and managed as crocodile sanctuaries; and (2) the recovery and viability of wild populations is enhanced through the release of healthy captive-bred, confiscated and headstarted crocodiles into protected sanctuaries.

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