THAILAND
2002


"Siamese Crocodile"

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Siamese crocodile, Crocodylus siamensis

Since out visit to the Phetburi River in Phetchaburi Province, a number of events have taken place in an attempt to ensure the continued survival and recovery of the small wild Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) within the country it was originally named for, and in the region we visited.

All access to the Kaeng Krachan National Park in the vicinity of the 30-40 km stretch of the Phetburi River, up-stream of Pong Luek, is now restricted and river rafting as a tourist occupation has been stopped.

Yosapong Temsiripong produced a report recommending the Kaeng Krachan National Park as a potential location for reintroduction of the species. This report is available online here.

Further details concerning the progress of the Siamese crocodile reintroduction program will be added as it become available.