La Croc’s exclusive products come from our very own Nile crocodiles that are farmed in two sanctuaries which are home to nearly 60 000 crocodiles. The sanctuaries are found in Hazyview, Mpumalanga and in Bela Bela, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Both these farms have been operational for more than 30 years and are family concerns.
We are CITES registered, as are all the skins used for our beautiful products. It is farms like ours that have allowed the Nile crocodile to no longer be on the CITES endangered species list, thanks to closely regulated farming practices.
Great effort is taken to ensure that all our products are crafted to the highest possible standards.
CITES – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
CITES is an International “treaty” that went into force in July 1975. The aim is to ensure that international trade in certain species of plants and animals did not threaten their existence. Appendix I being critically endangered. CITES lists the South African Nile Crocodile under Appendix II which is not threatened but controlled & regulated trade is permitted.