A crocodile success story (in pictures)

© Anna Heath

By |2024-04-05T10:51:18+00:00July 31st, 2019|Asian Species, Captive Breeding, Community, Conservation, Conservation Optimism, People and Wildlife, Southeast Asia, Species|Comments Off on A crocodile success story (in pictures)

The Philippine Crocodile is one of the rarest and most endangered crocodiles in the world. Once found throughout the Philippines, in 2001 there were only 12 known individuals left in the wild due to habitat loss, pollution and overfishing. However, local people have pulled together to support a strong comeback for their crocodiles, and it is now estimated that there are around 250 in the wild.

At the heart of this recovery effort is Synchronicity Earth’s partner, the Mabuwaya Foundation. Our Conservation Research Analyst Anna Heath recently visited the organisation in the Isabela province of Luzon, Philippines, and here she shares their stories of rehabilitating this Critically Endangered