The 4th Annual European Croc Networking Meeting will be held at The National Reptile Zoo in Killkenny, Ireland from 4-6 October, 2019
Gharial Ecology Project
Gharial 'superdads' on the Chambal river, India.
Croc health and parasite interactions; working with the CRC though coming from one of the coldest places on the planet!
Crocodile Research Coalition
Croc parasitology, population biology, genetics, threats, conservation outreach
T -shirt design
ZSL EDGE of Existence & Imperial College
EDGE metric to prioritise crocs for conservation & supporting EDGE fellows saving Critically Endangered crocs
Crocodilian Cognition: Understanding the Dinosaurian Mind
University of Edinburgh
Fossil marine crocodylomorphs and crocodylomorph neuroanatomy
Crocodilian behavioural management, Tomistoma training programme
Aquarium du perigord noir
Alligator Public Outreach and Training
CrocFest, Global CrocFests and Raising Funds for Croc Conservation
Friday: The National Reptile Zoo
Demesne Road, Gowran
1700-1830: Target Training Workshop
1830-2200: Dinner and Social
Saturday: New location for The National Reptile Zoo
Hebron Road, Leggestrath West
0830-0900: Breakfast (for campers)
1000-1050: Flash presentations
1110-1210: Jeff Lang: Crocodilian Superdads: Gharial
on the Chambal
1310-1400: Flash presentations
1400-1410: Opportunities Discussion
1410-1515: Networking activity
1530-1545: Film Showing
1545-1630: Experimental Design Workshop
1800-2200: Dinner and Social
Sunday: New location for The National Reptile Zoo
Hebron Road, Leggestrath West
0900-0945: Breakfast (for campers)
1000-1100: Poster session
1100-1150: Flash presentations
Joe Kristoffer Partyka
1150-1200: Thanks and Prize Presentation
1300-1400: Field Techniques and Community
1400-1430: Opportunities Discussion, Feedback
1430-1530: Conservation Questionnaire Focus Group (limited numbers)
Poster abstract submissions
The poster session is open to anyone wanting to share their work or wanting feedback on ideas, including, but not limited to, research projects, enclosure development, industry ideas, conservation and management approaches. Please email abstracts of no longer than 300 words to with the subject line Surname_poster
Target Training Workshop: This will be offered by James at his facility on Friday evening. Many of you have experience, come lend your expertise. Others, this will be a great workshop to help you as keepers and those who work in the wild to learn more about the capabilities of these animals.
Experimental Design Workshop: This will be offered by Iri Gill and Rob Gandola on Saturday afternoon. This workshop will be useful for anyone planning to conduct research with crocodilians, especially aimed at those without formal scientific training.
Field Techniques and Community Outreach Workshop: This will be offered by Marisa Tellez on Sunday afternoon, and will be a great workshop for anyone who has - or wants to - work with crocodilians in the field, and conduct outreach with communities who live alongside crocodilians.
Ashley Pearcy Buitenwerf, Agata Staniewicz, James Hennessy, Phoebe Griffith, Greg Boussens-Dumon, Rob Gandola, Joe Partyka
Kilkenny Camping: free to participants. Please make note in your registration form.
Important: We have made a special deal with a local hostel. Please do all bookings directly through the hostel and not through a third party. Let them know you are with the National Reptile Zoo.
Kilkenny Tourist Hostel: 18eur/person/night
These are the room quotes for Hotels in Kilkenny on Oct 5th and 6th they are on a first come, first served basis.Inform them you are with the National Reptile Zoo. However, please checking third party sites for possibly better deals.
Hotel Kilkenny - 1k from town centre
Room rates - Fri Oct 4th €177 B+B, Sat Oct 5th €177 B+B
Phone 00353 56 776 2000
Hibernian Hotel - Town centre
Room rates - Fri Oct 4th €200 B+B, Sat Oct 5th €200 B+B
Phone 00353 56 777 1888
Clubhouse Hotel - Town Centre
Room rates - Fri Oct 4th €100 B+B, Sat Oct 5th €150 B+B
Phone 00353 56 772 1994
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel - Town Centre
Room rates - Fri Oct 4th and Sat Oct 5th B+B €423 total
Phone 00353 56 775 0200
For a little more Luxury - The Lyrath Estate,
Fri Oct 4th and Sat Oct 5th €480 each night
00353 56 776 0088
The Village Campus (very clean/Hostel Style) 1km from Town centre
Room rates - Fri Oct 4th and Sat Oct 5th €210 total
Phone 0044 113 467 9515
Continue to check your emails and/or the Facebook page for more information about transport and shuttles
Please feel free to use the Facebook page to arrange carpools as we get closer to the event.