Counting crocodiles for conservation
Program Overview
13:00Reporting time (Report at VNC office)Vallabh Vidyanagar
14:00Move to the accomodation place (at Vadtal)Vadtal
14:30 to 16:15Allocating rooms, RestVadtal
16:15 to 16:45Tea & SnacksChanga
16:45 to 17:30Orientation & Introductions Changa
17:30 to 18:10Session 1 – Conservation of mugger in Charotar region, Gujarat
Speaker: Anirudh Vasava (Research Coordinator, VNC-India)
18:15 to 19:00Session 2 - Human-Crocodile Conflict and crocodile conservation in Gujarat.
Speaker: Dr. Raju Vyas (Senior Scientific Advisor, VNC-India)
19:15 to 20:00DinnerChanga
20:00 to 20:40Session 3 - Learning crocodile population data collection methods
Speaker 1:-Urvi Dave (PhD Student, SP University)
Speaker 2:-Neel Talati (PhD Student, CVM University)
07:30 to 08:00BreakfastChanga
08:30 to 15:00Field Work (Pack lunch will be provided)Changa
15:00 to 17:00BreakChanga
17:00 to 17:20Tea & SnacksChanga
17:20 to 18:00Session 4: Short Talks by Crocodile Researchers and NGO Representatives

Talk 1: Crocodile corridor and fight for survival
Speaker: Siddharth Parmar (Life With Wildlife Foundation, Vadodara)

Talk 2: What do crocodiles of Charotar eat?
Speaker: Urvi Dave (S P University and VNC India)

Talk 3: Learnings from rescuing crocodiles in Gujarat
Speaker: Rahul Solanki (Nature Help Foundation, VV Nagar)

Talk 4: Crocodile Behaviour and their Socioecological Connections with Humans
Speaker: Yashendu Joshi (National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore)
18:00 to 18:40Session 5: Tools and Techniques of Herpetological Research
Speaker: Dr. Harshil Patel (Research Associate, VNC-India)
18:40 to 19:00Interactive ActivitiesChanga
19:00 to 20:00Session 6: Short Talks by Crocodile Researchers and NGO Representatives

Talk 1: Population of mugger crocodiles in selected ponds of Charotar region
Speaker: Neel Talati (CVM University & VNC India)

Talk 2: Crocodiles of Surat
Speaker: Chitra Patel (Nature Club Surat)

Talk 3: Crocodiles of Girnar
Speaker: Pranav Vaghasiya (Vasundhara Nature Club, Junagarh)

Talk 4: Crocodiles of Konkan
Speaker: Shricharan Desai, Goa
20:00 to 20:45DinnerChanga
06:30 to 07:00BreakfastVadtal
07:00 to 13:00Field work
13:00 to 13:30LunchChanga
14:00 to 15:00Plenary Lecture
Speaker:-Dr, Bivash Pandav, Director, Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai.
15:30 to 16:00Drop off at VNC OfficeVallabh Vidyanagar