The Beta version of the Crocodile Specialist Group's crocsurveys.net – also known as the African Crocodile Survey Database has been launched, and can be accessed at www.crocsurveys.net.
This database contains information on more than 1000 surveys of Crocodiles (C.niloticus, C. cataphractus and O. tetrapsis) in Africa undertaken since 1956. The surveys can be viewed in a list, or in a Google map of Africa, both of which are fully searchable by country, location, species, date and author. The summary data is, in most cases, accompanied by a downloadable PDF of the original source document. Users can immediately search and view the summary results, but if they want to download the documentation they are obliged to register. By registering they also agree to upload any additional data they may have.
The site also contains some basic information on survey methodology and a blog where users can exchange experiences.
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