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1st Brazilian Congress of Crocodilians

August 14 and 15, 2021

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Welcome to the 1st Congress of Brazilian Crocodilians (CBCroc)!

The Marcos Daniel Institute (IMD), the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE) and the Organizing Committee of the 1st Brazilian Congress of Crocodilians in Brazil are pleased to invite the entire community interested in the study and conservation of Brazilian alligators to participate in the 1st CB Croc, which will take place between August 14 and 15, 2021, in the format  free and online.

The theme of this congress will be "Scientific plurality in the name of conservation" , which highlights the union of different professions in favor of the preservation of alligators in Brazil.





SATURDAY (08/14)






Book launching / Congress opening


9:30 am – Start of activities


Dr. Marcelo Renan Santos – IMD

Dr. Bernardo Enne – ArcelorMittal Tubarão

Dr. Yhuri Nóbrega – Caiman Project



Launch of 6 children's books Projeto Caiman: Biologist Bárbara Mello

Launch of the book Treaty of Crocodilians in Brazil : Dr. André Felipe Barreto-Lima; Dr. Marcelo Renan Santos; Dr. Yhuri Nobrega.


Opening of the 1st CB Croc:  Dr. Yhuri Nóbrega, Dr. Jozélia Correia, Dr. Pablo Siroski, Dr. Marcos Coutinho, Dr. Luciano Verdade, Dr. Luís Bassetti, Dr. Zilca Campos, Dr. Grahame Webb.

Magna Lecture - 11:30 am - Dr. Alejandro Larriera




14:00h – 14:30h – Crocodilians from Latin America – Dr. Pablo Siroski

2:40 pm to 3:00 pm – ICMBio and the crocodilians in Brazil – Dr. Marcos Coutinho

3:10 pm to 3:30 pm – CSG Brasil – Dr. Luis Bassetti

3:40 pm to 4:00 pm -  Crocodilians from the Northeast of Brazil – Drª Jozélia Correia

4:10 pm to 4:30 pm – Crocodilians from the Midwest of Brazil – Dr Jessica Mudreck

4:40 pm to 5:00 pm -  Crocodilians from Northern Brazil  - MSc. Fernanda Pereira  

5:10pm to 5:30pm – Crocodilians from Southeast Brazil – MSc. Iago Ornelas

5:40 pm to 6:00 pm – Crocodilians from Southern Brazil – MSc. Mariana Luchese

18:10h – Closing of the first day – Dr. Yhuri Nóbrega

SUNDAY (08/15)


Round tables

Table 1 - Systematics, Evolution, Taxonomy and Genetics of Crocodilians from Brazil

9:00 am to 11:00 am – Mediator: Dr. André Felipe Barreto-Lima

9:00h to 9:30h – Paleontology - Dr. Rodrigo Giesta

9:30 am to 10:00 am – Taxonomy of Brazilian alligators - Dr. Igor Joventino

10:00h to 10:30h – Conservation Genetics - Drª Izeni Pires

10:30 am to 11:00 am – Discussion and questions


Table 2 – Study Methods, Ecology and Behavior

11:10 am to 12:30 pm – Mediator: Dr. Jozelia Correia

11:10 am to 11:40 am – Introduction to alligator research - Biologist Paulo Marrom

11:40am to 12:10pm – Trophic Ecology – Dr. Thiago Marques

12:10h to 12:30h – Discussion and questions




Table 3 - Commercial Production and Sustainable Use


2:00 pm to 3:30 pm – Mediator: Dr. Marcos Eduardo Coutinho

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm – Models for the sustainable use of crocodilians in Brazil – Dr. Luís Bassetti

2:30 pm to 3:00 pm – Sustainable use in Traditional Communities – Msc. Diogo de Lima

3:20 pm to 3:30 pm – Discussion and questions

Table 4 - Veterinary Medicine  

3:30 pm to 5:30 pm  - Mediator: Dr. Marcelo Renan de Deus Santos

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm – Anesthesia  – Dr. Gianmarco Rojas

16:00h to 16:30h – Necropsy Technique – Msc. Paulo Quadros

4:30pm to 5:00pm – Discussion and questions.  



Table 5 – Scientific Diffusion, Ethnobiology and Environmental Education  

5:30 pm  at 20:00h - Mediator: MSc. Paulo Braga

5:30 pm to 6:00 pm – Ethnobiology – MSc. Rafael Barboza  

6:00 pm to 6:30 pm – Environmental Education – Bárbara Mello

6:30 pm to 7:00 pm – Scientific Diffusion – Dr. Paulo Miranda (Pirulla)

7:00pm to 7:10pm – Discussion and Questions


7:30 pm - Closing of the Event



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André Felipe Barreto Lima

Researcher at INMA/PCI, Dr. in Ecology (UFRGS) and Associate Researcher - IMD/Projeto Caiman.


Alejandro Larriera

  Member of the Advisory Board of Crocodylia Brasil. Vice President IUCN-SSC-Crocodile Specialist Group.

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Barbara Nedelly Mello

  Biologist and coordinator of Environmental Education at Projeto Caiman - Jacarés da Mata Atlântica.

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Diogo de Lima Franco

Master in Administration and Rural Development (UFRPE). Coordinator of the Alligator Conservation and Management Research Program at the Mamirauá Institute (IDSM).


Fernanda Pereira Silva

  Master in Behavior and Animal Biology (UFJF).
Researcher/Scholarship (PCI-D) of the Alligator Conservation and Management Research Program at the Mamirauá Institute (IDSM).

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Gianmarco Rojas Moreno

  Gianmarco Rojas Moreno
Master in Veterinary Sciences (UPCH, Peru). Veterinarian at the Huachipa Zoological Park (Ate/Lima, Peru).

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Grahame Webb

  Dr. in Zoology and Animal Biology. President IUCN-SSC-Crocodile Specialist Group.

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Iago Silva Ornellas

Master in Animal Biology (UFES). Associate Researcher at IMD/Project Caiman.

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Igor Joventino Roberto

Dr. in Zoology (UFAM), with a sandwich period at the University of Florida.  Member of the Sub Coordination of Crocodylia Brazil Species.

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Izeni Pires Farias

Dr. in Molecular Genetics (UFPA). She is a Professor at UFAM and coordinates the Animal Evolution and Genetics Laboratory (LEGAL).

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Jessica Rhaiza Mudrek

  Dr. in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation (UFMT). Environmental Consultant...

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Jozélia Maria de Sousa Correia

  Biologist, Professor at the Department of Biology at UFRPE. Dr in Veterinary Medicine (UFF). Member of the IUCN-SSC Crocodile Specialist Group.

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Bernardo Enne

  Sustainability and Environment Manager ArcelorMittal Brasil.

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Luciano Martins Truth

  Dr. in Ecology and Wildlife Conservation (University of Florida, USA). Member of the IUCN-SSC-Crocodile Specialist Group. Member of the Advisory Board of Crocodylia Brasil.

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Luís Antônio Bassetti

Dr. in Applied Ecology (ESALQ/CENA – USP). Regional Vice Chair of the IUCN-SSC-Crocodile Specialist Group. Member of the General Coordination of Crocodylia Brasil.

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Marcelo Renan de Deus Santos

Dr. in Ecosystem Ecology (UVV). President of the IMD. Member of the IUCN-SSC-Crocodile Specialist Group.

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Marcos Eduardo Coutinho

Dr. in Zoology (University of Queensland, Australia). Coordinator of the Brazilian Crocodilians Program (RAN/ICMBio). Member of the IUCN-SSC-Crocodile Specialist Group.

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Mariana Scalon Luchese  

Master in Animal Biology (UFRGS). Professor of Science and Biology.

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Pablo Siroski

  Dr. in Veterinary Sciences (UNL, Argentina). Regional Chair of Latin America and the Caribbean – I UCN-SSC-Crocodile Specialist Group. Member of the Advisory Board of Crocodylia Brasil.


Paulo Braga Mascarenhas

  Doctoral candidate in Animal Biology at UFPE and member of the IUCN-SSC-Crocodile Specialist Group. Member of the Marketing Coordination of Crocodylia Brasil.

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Dr. in Zoology (USP), paleontologist, lecturer and scientific disseminator.

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Paulo Quadros de Menezes

Master in Animal Biology (UFPEL). Associate Researcher at IMD/Project Caiman.

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Paulo Roberto de Jesus  

  Specialist in Project Management (ESALQ – USP). Coordinator of environmental consulting projects at Ecoservation.

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Rafael Sá Leitão Barboza

  Master in Environmental Process Development (UNICAP). Researcher at the Jacaré Project - LIAR (UFRPE).

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Rodrigo Giesta Figueiredo

  Dr. in Zoology (UFRJ). Associate Researcher - IMD/Caiman Project. Curator of MUSES (UFES).

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James Simon Marques  

Dr. in Applied Ecology (ESALQ/CENA – USP). Adjunct Professor and Coordinator of the Applied Ecology Laboratory (UNISO).

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Yhuri Cardoso Nóbrega

Dr. in Ecosystem Ecology. Coordinator of the Caiman Project. Director of the IMD.  Professor of Veterinary Medicine FAESA. Member of the IUCN-SSC-Crocodile Specialist Group

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Zilca Campos

Dr. in Ecology, Conservation and Management of Wild Animals (UFMG). Researcher at Embrapa Pantanal (Corumbá, MS). Member of IUCN – SSC Crocodile Specialist Group (CSG – Brazil). Member of the Scientific Coordination of Crocodylia Brasil.

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Como participar


Aiming at the inclusion of society in environmental issues, the 1st Brazilian Congress of Crocodilians in Brazil will be a completely free event, broadcast by the Marcos Daniel Institute's Youtube channel together with researchers from the crocodilian universe from all over Brazil between the 14th and 15th of August 2021.

In addition, all content will be available on the channel indefinitely.

If the participant wants the event certificate, the Marcos Daniel Institute will charge a symbolic amount of R$20.00 for students and R$40.00 for professionals from other areas, which will be reverted into actions for the conservation of wildlife in partnership with the Project Ecocaiman in Rio de Janeiro, in addition to environmental education initiatives in schools in the metropolitan region of Vitória - ES.

If you are interested in receiving the 1°CBCroc certificate,
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