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Our 2023 Meeting

The 6th Annual European Croc Networking Meeting was held at Johnson's of Old Hurst, in the United Kingdom, October 20-22.

Click on the crocodile skulls below for more info on speakers and workshops from our 6th meeting.

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We were fantastically hosted by Johnson's of Old Hurst near Cambridge in the United Kingdom

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We were joined by speakers from across Europe for a wide range of talks from research, conservation, husbandry, media and more

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We hosted two workshops, on social science in conservation and croc husbandry


We were excited to see posters from early career researchers, showing the next gen of croc science!

  • Where can I stay?
    Camping Johnson's are kindly lending us a field that any attendees can camp in for free - you will need to bring your own tent, sleeping bag and mat. The weather in the UK is unpredictable in late October, and it may be both rainy and cold! ​ Hotels There are a number of hotels close to the venue, primarily in Huntingdon (where the train station also is). There are a few buses a day from Huntingdon to the venue, and we are scheduling timings to fit with the bus schedule.
  • How can I get there?
    There are a number of airports in South-East England, the closest major airports are London Stanstead, London Luton, and Birmingham International. The nearest train station is Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. Tickets can be bought in advance, through or There is a bus from Huntingdon to Old Hurst a few times a day, the 305 (we will share the schedule closer to the time) and we will schedule the timings of the day so it's easy to reach the venue by bus. There are also a number of local taxi firms, we will share numbers here closer to the time. Continue to check your emails (once you've registered) 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. We will do a few pickups from the train station on Friday and Saturday morning, but space is limited.
  • What if I need a visa support letter?
    We can provide an invitation letter to attendees who require a visa to attend the meeting. Please contact us on well in advance of the meeting. We will specify in the letter that we do not cover any of the costs of attendees joining us, so please ensure you have your own costs covered in advance of contacting us.
  • What meals are provided?
    Generously supported by our hosts, we will have food available for all attendee for dinner (evening meal) on Friday and Saturday night, and a light lunch on Saturday too. For campers, there will some light, cold items provided for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning. There is also a fantastic cafe and farm shop located on site, with all sorts of amazing food and drinks available to purchase (and to take home at the other end too!)
  • How much does it cost to attend the meeting?
    We try and keep the costs as low as possible, so that no one is excluded from attending. This is why we offer a €10 ticket for those who cannot afford a full-cost ticket. We don't check this, we trust our attendees to choose the ticket they can afford. The higher cost tickets (€50) helps us cover the costs of food and logistics, whereas our sponsors help us cover the additional costs of hosting those who choose the €10 ticket. Everyone who buys a ticket will be given the same experience (t-shirts and any other merchandise are separate!)
  • Is there any funding to support attendance?
    We do not have any funding to support the costs of attendance. All the funding we raise goes towards subsidizing the costs of the event so we can offer the €10 ticket, and if we are lucky enough to have additional support, we advertise our early-career grants after the meeting (usually early the following year).
  • Can I give a presentation or create a workshop?
    We have a limited number of places for presentations and workshops, generally presenting on both new areas of work, as well as introductory sessions, on working with crocodiles and other relevant wildlife practices, including research, husbandry, management, industry and conservation. If you wish to give a presentation, please contact us on
  • How do I submit a poster abstract?
    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.
  • What workshops will be offered this year?
    Drone Use for Conservation: Drone expert Matt Sparks will be showing us the ropes, who has worked with the Crocodile Research Coalition since 2019 on drone monitoring of crocodiles and other freshwater megafauna! Two more workshops are being finalized at the moment - check back soon! Find out more on the Speakers and Workshops page on the website.
20 Oct 2023, 16:00 BST – 22 Oct 2023, 12:00 BST
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