Image credits:
Voluntary Nature Conservancy
Croc Watch

The project relies on the participation of individuals to contribute to crocodiles’ sightings and other information from India. We are looking for records and/or images of the three species of crocodilians found in India. This citizen science initiative allows you to participate and help, by sharing relevant information associated with their sighting, breeding status, and other biological information that any individual might have observed.

Year of Initiation:
Project Coordinator:
Anirudhkumar Vasava
Role in the project:
Founder & Coordinator
Institutional Affiliation:
Voluntary Nature Conservancy
No. of participants:
500 - 1000
Geographical spread of project:
Purpose of the project:

Croc Watch is a citizen science initiative to collect information on the three crocodilian species found in India and to create a database that can aid in the research and conservation of these species.

Coordinating institution/organisation:
Voluntary Nature Conservancy
Location of the coordinating institution/organisation(s):
​Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand
Data availability:
Immediately available to anyone
Participation in language other than English:
Appropriate age groups of participants:
All age groups
Citizen participation through:
Website, Mobile application
Why should people participate:

This information while providing the extant of the current distribution of three crocodilian species will also help identify key areas for crocodile conservation across the country, which in turn may lead to help make decisions for their long-term conservation and management in India. This information will be available to interested individuals and institutions concerned with the research and management of the species.

Prior knowledge or expertise required:

No prior knowledge is required