SCHEDULE

Registration will be available beginning Tuesday, June 25th, at The Placencia Hotel from 14:30-19:00.
Wednesday, June 26th: Crocodilian Country Status Reports
Thursday, June 27th: Conservation and Management

7:00-9:00 // Registration

9:00// Welcome and opening ceremony

9:30 // What is the CSG? - Grahame Webb

9:50-10:30 // Keynote speaker: Alvaro Velasco

10:30 - 10:50 // Break

10:50 // Belize Status Update

11:10 // Costa Rica Status Update

11:30 // Cuba Status Update

11:50 // El Salvador Status Update

12:20-14:00 // Lunch

14:00 // French Guiana Status Update

14:20 // Guatemala Status Update

14:40 // Guyana Status Update

15:00 // Honduras Status Update

15:20-15:40 // Break

15:40 // Jamaica Status Update

16:00 // Nicaragua Status Update

16:20 // Panama Status Update

16:40 // Trinidad and Tobago Status Update

17:00 // Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and Suriname Status Updates

18:30 // Dinner and drinks

Friday, June 28th: Scientific Investigations

9:00 // Keynote speaker: Hesiquio Benitez

9:40 //  Use of visual and olfactory stimuli in prey selection by hatchlings Morelet´s crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii). - Mariana González-Solórzano

10:00 // Estimation of Predation Rate in Hatchlings of Morelet’s Crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii) Using Clay Models. Monserrat Gómez Torres

10:20 // Break

10:40 // American Crocodile Crocodylus acutus Growth at Sumidero Canyon National Park, Chiapas, Mexico. - Luis Sigler

11:00 // High prevalence of tetracycline resistant Escherichia coli isolates from American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) captured in tilapia

production ponds in Cañas Guanacaste, Costa Rica. -Veronica Arias

11:20 // Scale patterns of the American and the Morelet’s crocodile in Southeastern Mexico . - Terry Mougnard

11:40  // Keeping Track: Satellite Tracker Deployment on Crocodiles in Belize. - Miriam Boucher

12:20  // Crocodile claws as a potential non-invasive biomarker of metal exposure. - Marisol Buenfil-Rojas

12:20-14:00 // Lunch

14:00  // Concentrations of pollutants in sediment and in tissue of crocodiles (Crocodylus moreletii) of the Usumacinta river basin, Mexico. - Pierre Charuau

14:20  // Factors Affecting Morelet’s Crocodile (Crocodylus moreletti) Body Condition in Belize: Do Multiple Recaptures Result in Skinnier Crocodiles?. - Brittany Mason

14:40  // Metales pesados en sedimentos, agua, y tejido muscular del Crocodylus acutus en ambientes marino-costeros de la Isla Coiba y Montijo. - Miryam Venegas-Anaya

15:00 // Chronology of heavy metals in sediments and determination of the concentration of these metals in sediment and scutes of Crocodylus acutus in marine-coastal environments of the Gulf of Chiriquí and Montijo. - Betzaida Rivera

15:20-15:40 // Break

15:40  // Origin and evolutionary history of Banco Chinchorro saltwater crocodiles. -  Jose Avilla-Cervantes

16:00 // Tail Amputation in Cuvier’s Dwarf Caiman Paleosuchus palpebrosus. - Luis Sigler

16:20 // Closing ceremony

18:00 // Farewell dinner and drinks

9:00// Keynote speaker: Juan Bolaños

9:40 // Reintroducción del cocodrilo cubano Crocodylus rhombifer en el refugio de fauna “Canales Hanabana” de la Ciénaga de Zapata, Cuba. - Toby Tagarona

10:00 // Population status of the Morelet's crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii) in Belize. - Jonathan Triminio

10:20-10:40 // Break

10:40 //  Population survey of Caiman crocodilus  and Crocodylus acutus in Rio San Juan, Nicaragua.Miriam Boucher

11:00 // Assessment of the Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger) Appendix I CITES Status in Guyana.Adonika Spellen

11:20 // Designing, Constructing and Maintaining a Crocodile Sanctuary in St Thomas Jamaica Joe Wasilewski

11:40 // Assessing the status and potential reintroduction of the critically endangered Cuban crocodile in the Lanier Swamp, Isla de la Juventud, Cuba, - Gustavo Sosa Rodríguez

12:00 // Crocodylians as indicator species: implications for Latin America and the Caribbean. - Jennifer Nestler

12:20-13:30 // Lunch

13:30  // Keynote speaker: Pablo Siroski

14:10  // Conservation status of the Caiman crocodilus fuscus in the Bayano River Basin, Republic of Panama. - Melciellyne Aguilar

14:30 // Conservation Status and Proposal of a Management Plan for the Rancheo of Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus chiapasius) In "La Encrucijada" Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico. ​- Carolina Sanchez-Arias

14:50 // Abundance and population structure of the Morelet’s Crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii) in the region of Calakmul, Campeche, Mexico​. - Jose Nobrega

15:10-15:30 // Break

15:30 // Assessing the health of the Cuban crocodile population at the Zanja del Diez, Zapata Swamp, Cuba. -  Gustavo Sosa Rodríguez

15:50  // Population Assessment of the Genus Crocodylus in the Zanja del Diez, Zapata Swamp National Park, Cuba. - Etiam Pérez Fleitas

16:10  // State of habitat and population ecology of crocodiles and alligators Gulf of Montijo Wetland. - Staphany Del Rosario

16:30  // Spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) removal in southern Florida, USA. Sidney Godfrey

16:50  // Conservation Benefits from Social Media Marketing. - Jen Brueggen

17:10 // Poster Session and Break

18:10 // Dinner and drinks

Saturday, June 29th: Beginner Workshop and Separate Overnight Excursion

12:00 // Departure from hotel to Monkey Bay for overnight excursion

13:00 // Classroom instruction for beginners workshop

15:00 // Depart Monkey Bay for overnight excursion in Cox Lagoon

18:00 // Field instruction for beginners workshop.