These instructions apply to abstracts for oral and poster presentations (for inclusion in the meeting program), as well as for manuscripts submitted for publication in the Proceedings of Working and Regional Meetings of the IUCN-SSC Crocodile Specialist Group. The following guidelines thus apply to the CSG Regional Meeting to be held in Placencia, Belize, on 26-29 June 2019.


Papers submitted for oral, keynote and poster presentations, results of workshops, and short accounts of conclusions reached in discussions, will be published in the Proceedings. Unless a manuscript or extended abstract is submitted, the Abstract submitted for the meeting program will be published in the Proceedings.


The Proceedings will be produced directly from electronic files. It is therefore important that authors adhere to the following formatting instructions carefully. Failure to comply will result in abstracts/manuscripts being returned to the author.


The Proceedings will contain unedited manuscripts submitted by authors. The author, not an editor, will be responsible for proofreading the manuscript and preparing it in the format outlined below. The final manuscript will appear in the Proceedings, as it was submitted. Any errors in the submitted manuscript will appear in the published version.

Instructions to Authors

Abstracts will only be considered once an author has completed registration for the meeting.


Abstracts can be submitted by e-mail to, or through the meeting website HERE.


The deadline for submission of Abstracts is May 31, 2019 Abstracts received after this date will not be included in the printed Meeting Program.


Approval of Abstracts for inclusion in the meeting will be decided by a Scientific Committee, and based largely on the Abstract’s relevance to the meeting’s thematic areas.


Authors interested in being considered for oral and/or poster presentations at the meeting should follow the guidelines below. Please note that Abstracts that are not in the established format will be returned for correction.


In the event that a letter of acceptance of the Abstract is required to obtain financing for attendance at the meeting, a request should be sent to the Meeting Organisers (


These instructions apply to all Abstracts (oral and poster presentations) and Manuscripts submitted for publication in the Proceedings of the CSG Regional Meeting to be held in Placencia, Belize.


Language: All abstracts and manuscripts must be prepared and submitted  in English.


Font: All text must be in Times New Roman font.


Paper/Margins:  Page setup should be set for A4 (210 x 297 mm) paper. Left and right margins should be 2.5 cm (1”), and top and bottom margins should be 2.5 cm (1”).


Title: The title should be in capitals and lower case letters in 14 point bold font, and centered paragraph followed by an empty line.


Authors: Authors’ names should be in 11 point bold font and centered below the title. Name and surname of the first author (followed by comma), Name and surname of the second author (followed by comma), and so on. Before the name of the last author add “and”. Underline the author who will present the research work either as poster or oral presentation. Affiliations should be superscripted numbers immediately after each author’s name (ie without leaving a space). Followed by an empty line.


Affiliation: Affiliations should be in 11 point font, centered below the authors’ names, with superscripted numbers if appropriate, ie if there is more than one address. Number in superscript that corresponds to the number appearing in the author list, followed (without leaving any free space) with the name of the Institution, City (followed by comma), Country and e-mail address inside a bracket (see example below). Add semi colon after every author name as suggested in the example less in the last author.


 Crocodilians of the World


Joseph J. Bloggs1, S. John Smith2 and Thomas Jones3


1McNeese State University, 450 Beauregard, Kirkman Hall 221A, Lake Charles, LA 70609, USA (

2Wildlife Management International, PO Box 530, Karama, NT 0813, Australia (

3Crocodile Specialist Group, PO Box 530, Karama, NT 0813, Australia (


Abstract: Abstract text should 12 point, single space, and placed directly below the authors’ addresses. Paragraphs should be fully justified with no indentation in the first line. An additional abstract in an alternate language is acceptable, but not mandatory. Do not cite references in the Abstract. The Abstract should be no more than 400 words.


Keywords: Up to 4 keywords


Type of Presentation: Oral or Poster


Main Text: Papers should be concise and focused. Text (12 point, single spaced) should follow immediately after the Abstract, using appropriate headings (eg Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions, Acknowledgements and References). Paragraphs and headings should be separated by single spaces.


Tables, Graphs, Figures: Data should be presented in tables or graphs where possible. Do not present the same data in both tables and graphs. Tables, figures and photographs (scanned images) should be inserted into the text near where they are cited. Use sequential Arabic numbers to refer to tables and figures in the text (eg Fig. 1, Table 1).


All figures and photographs should also be provided as separate jpeg files (around 1 MB in size) with the manuscript. Photograph captions and figure legends must be placed immediately below the appropriate photograph and figure, and not on separate pages. Scanned photographs may be in color. Photographs and illustrations should be kept to a minimum. Table legends should be placed above the table to which they refer.


Page Numbers: Do NOT assign page numbers in manuscripts.


References: Literature cited in the text should be listed chronologically by year then alphabetically by author (eg Larriera, 1990; Velasco et al., 1990; Webb and Manolis, 2000; Merchant et al., 2003).  Do not separate citations with extra lines. All references cited should be included in alphabetical order at the end of the manuscript in the following format:


Book chapter

Stevenson C, Whitaker R. 2010. Indian Gharial Gavialis gangeticus. Pp. 139-143 in Crocodiles. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. Third Edition, ed. by S.C. Manolis and C. Stevenson. Crocodile Specialist Group: Darwin.


Articles from Proceedings

Brunell AM, Nickerson D, Woodward A. 2002. Population monitoring and quota establishment considerations for achieving sustainable harvests of American alligators in Florida. Pp. 63 in Proceedings of the 16th Working Meeting of the IUCN-SSC Crocodile Specialist Group. IUCN: Gland.


Articles from Journals

Wallace KM, Leslie AJ, Coulson T. 2011. Living with predators: a focus on the issues of human-crocodile conflict within the lower Zambezi valley. Wildlife Research 38: 747-755. 


Webb G. 2014. Wildlife Conservation: In the Belly of the Beast. Charles Darwin University Press: Darwin. Pp 342.



Vyas P. 2012. Biodiversity Conservation in Indian Sundarban in the Context of Anthropogenic Pressures and Strategies for Impact Mitigation. PhD thesis, Saurashtra University.


Authors will be responsible for the placement of the poster and its presentation. The organizing committee will inform and collaborate in the placement (providing a number according the place) of the posters and time and will provide the necessary materials for it. During the sessions, the authors should stay with the participants to discuss their results with those who visit the poster. The size of the posters should have the following dimensions of 85 cm width x 110 cm length, and their presentation must be vertical.


The format of title, authors, affiliations should follow the same guidelines as for abstracts. The body of each poster should be of sufficient font size to enable it to be read easily from about 1 m distance, and comprise; Abstract, Introduction, Background and Rationale (if applicable), Methodology (the minimum necessary), Results, Discussion and Acknowledgements (if applicable). Figures (graphs, maps, drawings, photographs) and Tables should be of excellent quality and resolution. It is recommended to use sizes proportional to the poster with their corresponding title and legend.