MOA on Philippine Crocodile National Recovery Plan: Australasian Program

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species (world’s most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species) lists the Crocodylus mindorensis (Mindoro Crocodile) as critically endangered species. The loss of this reptile’s habitat due to human migration drives the Crocodylus mindorensis to near extinction.

Also known as the Philippine freshwater crocodile, Crocodylus mindorensis it thrives in small lakes, river tributaries and marshes, particularly in the islands of Mindoro, Northern Palawan, Masbate, Negros, Samar, Mindanao and in the Sulu archipelago. Crocodylus mindorensis is a relatively small crocodile. It grows no more than three meters.
Focal Office:
Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB)
Date of Validity:
2014 - 2019
Partner Government Agency:
Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens
Scope of Cooperation:
The MOA, which commenced in 2014 binds both parties to : (i) Support conservation of Crocodylus mindorensis through captive breeding, research and public education, (ii) Gather basic information on biological/ecological characteristics of Crocodylus mindorensis in captivity, and (iii) Support moves to achieve protection of areas/habitat appropriate for Crocodylus mindorensis.


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