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hails from southern Florida, where he was raised by herpetologist and naturalist parents in an environment of exotic fauna and flora. His experience with reptiles and amphibians began in early childhood and his favorites among that herpetofaunal group are the crocodilians which, as habitats' 'keystone' species, are where his efforts are concentrated. In addition to his work in the husbandry and training of these reptiles, he has spent years teaching and writing about crocodilians and other animals, and promoting conservation endeavors. Israel is an appointed member of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and its Crocodile Specialist Group. His areas of zoological specialty are ethology (animal psychology), human-crocodilian conflict and public conservation education.


Selected Writings


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DUPONT, I. 2013. Steve Irwin: did he 'change our world'? Croc Journal. [Internet] [cited 1 June 2014]; 4 September 2013. 9pp. Available from: %20IRWIN%20-%20Did%20He%20Change%20Our%20World.pdf. 9pp. PDF


DUPONT, I. 2007. Ralf Sommerlad: der krokodilfachmann. Croc Journal. [Internet]  [cited 1 June 2014]; 8 February 2007. Available from: Sommerlad Profile (Dupont).pdf. 18pp. PDF


DUPONT, I. 2017. Crocodilians in the "Pet" trade., [Internet] [cited 11 April 2017]. Available from: HTML


DUPONT, I. 2011. Commentary on the plight of the Beaver Run Reservoir alligator. Croc Journal. [Internet] [cited 1 June 2014]; 2 November 2011. Available from: Run Alligator.pdf. 7pp. PDF


DUPONT, I. 2013. Crocodilians on ice: how they survive freezing. Croc Journal. [Internet] [cited 1 June 2014]; 13 March 2013. Available from: on Ice - How they survive freezing.pdf. 3pp. PDF


DUPONT, I. 2013. First in Europe as Cologne Zoo hatches rare Philippine crocodiles. Croc Journal. [Internet] [cited 1 June 2013];  Available from: crocs hatch at Cologne Zoo.pdf. 3pp. PDF


DUPONT, I. 2013. 'Reggie' the alligator: time capsule. Croc Journal. [Internet] [cited 1 June 2014]; 30 April 2013:1p. Available from: the Alligator.pdf. 1p. PDF


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