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August 5th: World Tomistoma Day – celebrating this beautiful crocodile species.

WHAT:

Tomistoma schlegelii – the Tomistoma is a large crocodilian native to Malaysia and Indonesia.

WHY:

This is an extremely secretive species, difficult to survey, and only occasionally bred outside of it’s range. Although well-known and a popular¬†species with folk who work with crocodiles, Tomistoma is almost unknown¬†to the general public. It’s current conservation status is ‘Vulnerable’ – but a lot more work needs to be done to study the species.

Please help us to raise the profile of this secretive and little-known croc, and in the process, encourage and support conservation efforts for the species.


World Tomistoma Day is a conservation initiative of the Tomistoma Task Force within the IUCN-SSC Crocodile Specialist Group.

 

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