Some years ago, a group of farmers “Pantaneiros” admirers of the natural beauty of the Pantanal, concerned about conservation of the environment and with a vision of the future, created a new activity as well as preserve and combat predatory actions, could generate employment and income for the community.
United this ideal with full legalization and monitoring of IBAMA, these men created the first commercial crocodile farm in Brazil, the COOCRIJAPAN, which serves as an example for the use of other renewable natural resources.
The Pantanal is the largest source of natural wealth covering the wildlife . The conservation of the species Cayman yacare is critical to the eco system. So the creation in captivity can, besides generating income to the Pantaneira population, work in the preservation of the species due to studies and controls made with the environmental agencies that allow commercial exploitation.