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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: http://crocjournal.net/STEVE %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: http://www.crocjournal.net/Ralf Sommerlad Profile (Dupont).pdf. 18pp. PDF

 

DUPONT, I. 2017. Crocodilians in the "Pet" trade. CrocRescue.org/ CrocJournal.com, [Internet] [cited 11 April 2017]. Available from: http://www.crocjournal.net/rescue_crocodilian_pet_trade.htm. 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: http://www.crocjournal.net/Beaver 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: http://www.crocjournal.net/Crocodilians 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:  http://www.crocjournal.net/Philippine 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: http://www.crocjournal.net/Reggie the Alligator.pdf. 1p. PDF



 

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