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Christmas CrocFest; 8th Annual!!!

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Palm Bay, FL 32909

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8th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CROCFEST!!!!

Help us continue this AMAZING event, and help save the Critically Endangered Philippine Crocodiles!

Join us for an event that is becoming WORLD RENOWNED for helping save endangered crocodiles! Enjoy appearances by television personalities from National Geographic, Nat Geo WILD and Animal Planet, as well as, delicious BBQ, drinks, Crocodile Manor's amazing crocodile collection, crocodile crafts for kids, hands-on with animals, our Famous LIVE (Seriously:) Auction, GOOD times, GOOD people and a GREAT CAUSE!!!

$25 for Adults and $15 for kids 6-15. 5 and Under FREE!

Location: Crocodile Manor, 240 Bay Tree Lane, Palm Bay, FL 32909

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Funding Project: Out of the 27 crocodilian species distributed worldwide, the Critically Endangered Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis) is possibly the most severely threatened with less than 250 adults remaining in the wild. Fortunately, in 2005, the Mabuwaya Foundation initiated a head–start program—a widely used conservation method in which eggs are collected from the wild, hatched and raised in captivity, and then released back into natural habitats to improve chances of survival. Effective population management requires local community support and comprehensive knowledge of both the location and daily movements of the species under investigation. Therefore, as a Fulbright Fellow in the Philippines, I will use radio telemetry, global positioning systems (GPS), and molecular analyses involving environmental DNA (eDNA) for an in-depth study of crocodilian behavior, dispersal patterns, habitat requirements, and an updated population assessment of C. mindorensis in the wild. Application of advanced telemetry technology—via radio frequency and GPS transmitters—attached to wild and head-started crocodiles will collect essential data on individual’s movements on a spatial and temporal scale. Long term monitoring of these crocodiles will examine survivorship, growth-rates, and behavioral comparisons between wild and head-started crocodiles. Furthermore, by developing student mentor programs and citizen science projects, this project will focus on community-based conservation initiatives: educating and empowering Filipino communities, students, and government officials in the protection of a flagship species and national treasure. Results from this project will produce a baseline, ecological database crucial for all threatened crocodilians and ensure the survival of a critically endangered species on the brink of extinction.


Researcher:
Joey Brown
Department of Herpetology
Sam Noble Museum  
University of Oklahoma
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