'Crocodiles of the Pacific' Symposium and Workshop in San Blas
Nayarit Croc Promo (COMAFFAS A.C.)
The group of management experts and professionals in the field of research, education and conservation of crocodiles will be presenting "Crocodiles of the Pacific" Symposium and Course/Workshop in San Blas, Nayarit on June 17-20, 2015.
The experts presenting the workshop represent research such as in the Center for Rescue and Conservation of Kiekari La Palma River Crocodile in San Blas; UMA Reptilario CIPACTLI of the CuCosta University of Guadalajara in Puerto Vallarta; the Civil Association COMAFFAS in Chiapas; SEMARNAT Nayarit, Uumbali in Nayarit, Estero Salado in Puerto Vallarta; and PRONATURA AC. They have developed this national symposium and course/workshop with the aim of supporting the knowledge and conservation of crocodiles.
Some of the concerns deal with situations such as population growth, land use changes, the contaminants in their habitat, the decline of natural prey, ignorance and general terms that have led to endangering crocodiles, as well as the accidents raised by several of these factors, making it necessary for the training and preparation of specialized technicians and the exchange of experiences that allow increasing the knowledge in the topic of the conservation, education, research and sustainable development of the crocodile.
The National Symposium on Crocodiles of the Pacific will be followed by the Course-Workshop specializing in the River Crocodile (Crocodylus Acutus).
The information presented is directed to the general public who are interested in conservation and care of the crocodile, seniors, students or professionals of all areas of knowledge, governmental organizations and the tourism sector. The Symposium and Course/Workshop is geared towards people interested in the development of techniques and shared knowledge associated with the biology, general and particular characteristics, reproduction, evolution, interaction and handling in the wild and in captivity with an emphasis on appropriate measures to avoid accidents.
The Workshop will have a theoretical section and a practical exercise of management, restraint, immobilization and manipulation of crocodiles in captivity in Kiekari facilities and wildlife in the area of the Tobara and adjoining areas.
San Blas is located in the Riviera of the State of Nayarit in Mexico's Pacific coast. Only 62 km to the Northwest of Tepic, the capital of the State, by Highway 15. Flights and bus transportation can be found from Guadalajara, Tepic, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. For lodging information in San Blas, visit TripAdvisor.
The port of San Blas was founded in the 17th century and soon became the most important shipyard of the Pacific.
From there they sailed the Spanish ships for exploration of Alaska and the the Californias, where Fray Junípero Serra founded 17 missions. Within their colonial monuments is the old Fort of San Blas, located on Basilio Hill.
San Blas and its port were the scene of countless battles, one of them the war of Independence where José Ma. Mercado faced the realistic forces trying to recover this bastion of the then New Spain.
Read more about San Blas History at Riviera Nayarit.
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