C.R.O.C. (Community Representation of Crocodiles) was established in 2023 following a series of Crocodiles to human conflicts in Far North Queensland.
The team at C.R.O.C aim to represent wild populations of Crocodiles throughout Far North Queensland.
By establishing and dispersing educational material throughout Australia, we aim to provide a broader more in-depth understanding of Crocodile behaviour and Human - Crocodile co-existence.
In collaboration with the Environmental Defenders Office, C.R.O.C is also closely examining and providing ongoing recommendations to Crocodile related Queensland legislation and management policies.
Co-Founder + Media Liason
Amanda French is a wildlife advocate, working in the capacity of media and storytelling to generate widespread awareness of key conservation issues. She is also the autobiographer of Bob Irwin’s Autobiography ‘The Last Crocodile Hunter- A Father and Son Legacy’.
Outside of crocs, Amanda’s other passion is Sumatran elephants and has been involved with a project in the Seblat forests with this critically endangered species.
Co-Founder + Legilsation + Spokesperson.
Since the age of 15 Matt has surrounded himself with wildlife. He currently works as a wildlife educator in Far North Queensland. When he is not educating our next generation, Matt is running around in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area as a Nature Guide.
Matt also dedicated 7 years to the Queensland Police Service as a Police Officer and Media Officer. These years of experience has greatly assisted with legislation interpretation and policy examination.
Co-Founder + Wildlife Educator + Media Spokesperson.
Mick has always had a passion for wildlife and conservation and now with over 10 years of experience in the industry under his belt he owns a wildlife education company called Wildlife Unleashed and is part of the Aussie Snake Wrangler team on National Geographic. He strives everyday to educate people about the importance of all our wildlife!
Community Liaison + Content Creator
Rossy is an ecologist and tour guide who grew up in croc country as a youngster. Living in Cape York, his Dad would tell him "you gotta think that any body of water bigger than a bathtub can have a croc in it". Since then, Rossy has worked across Cape York and the NT.
He worked alongside Indigenous rangers from Coen and Aurukun, managing feral pigs and reducing turtle nest depredation by them. He now runs tours across Cape York and the NT and passes on the 'bathtub theory' to clients to keep them alive.
David, along with his co-pilot ‘Dougie the Poodle’, is at the helm of Solar Whisper Daintree River Crocodile and Wildlife Cruise.
Having worked on the Daintree River for over 25 years, David has known histories on many individual crocodiles within this eco-system and spends his time advocating for better management practices for crocodiles and collaborating with researchers on his observational findings of daily crocodile behaviour.