Books Chapters

Rom Whitaker

Reptiles of Pudukottai

Pudukottai District Gazetteer, 1983 (G.K.Gandhi, editor)

Crocodile resources in the Andamans and Nicobars

In: Mariculture potential of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Central marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin (34) Cochin, September 1983

Provisional checklist of Irian Jaya reptiles

In: Conservation and development in Irian Jaya by R.Petocz and G.Raspado

WWF/IUCN Indonesia, Bogor 1984

Establishment of a snake venom production industry for Irula tribals

In: Spirit of Enterprise, Arum Press, London 1984

Conservation and development in the Andaman Islands

For seminar: Conservation of the Indian heritage, Faculty of Oriental Studies, (R&B Allchin, eds.) University of Cambridge, September 1984

Captive breeding of crocodilians in India. In: Maintenance and reproduction of reptiles in captivity.

Acta Zoologica Pathologica Anthropiensia, Belgium 1985

Amphibians and Reptiles – section editor

Encyclopedia of Indian Natural History, R.E. Hawkins, Bombay Natural History Society. 1986

The management of crocodiles in India.

In: Wildlife management: Crocodiles and Alligators (Chapter 7). Surrey Beatty & Sons, Australia, July 1987

Reptiles (with Z. Whitaker).

In: Indian Wildlife. Insight Guide, APA Publications, Singapore 1987 pp. 132-137

Ecology of the mugger crocodile (with Z. Whitaker)

In: Crocodiles: ecology, management and conservation. IUCN Special Publication, 1989.

The status and conservation of the Asian crocodilians (with Z. Whitaker).

In: Crocodiles: their ecology, management and conservation. IUCN Special Publication, 1989.

Reproduction in Crocodilians (Whitaker, R. et al).

In: Crocodiles and Alligators, Weldon Owen Pty Ltd., Australia 1989

Crocodile skin products (Whitaker, R. et al) Ibid.


The Madras Crocodile Bank (with Harry Andrews).

In: Contributions in Herpetology, 1992, pp.: 77-83

Eco-development and wildlife management in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago.

In.: Spirit of Enterprise: the 1993 Rolex awards. D.W.Reed (ed.) 1993

Some environmental issues facing the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

In: Andaman and Nicobar Islands – challenges for development. V.Suryanarayanan and V.Sundaresan (eds.) Konark Publications, 1994

Snake capture and venom extraction in Tamil Nadu (with H.V. Andrews).

In: Assessing the sustainability of uses of wild species. Robert and Christine Prescott-Allen (eds.) Occasional Paper of the IUCN/SSC No. 12, 1996

Utilisation of lizards and snakes.

In: Wildlife Resources. Harald H. Roth and Gunter Merz (eds.) Springer, 1997

The Irula Venom Centre (with H.V. Andrews)

In: Indian Wildlife Resources. B.D.Sharma (ed.) New Delhi, 1999

Snakes of Silent Valley (with G.Martin)

In: Silent Valley-Whisper of Reason. T.M. Manoharan, et al (eds) Kerala Forest Department, 1999

River Reveries.

In: Waterlines, a Rivers of India Anthology. Amita Baviskar (ed.). Penguin Books, 2004

Turtle Trekker: Satish Bhaskar.

In: Marine Turtles of the Indian Subcontinent. Kartik Shanker and B.C. Choudhury eds. Universities Press, 2006




Preliminary survey of the salt water crocodile (C.porosus) in the island provinces of Papua New Guinea. FAO and Wildlife Division Publication, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 1979

Status and biology of crocodiles in Papua New Guinea. FAO and Wildlife Division, Field Document No.1 FAO/UNDP Project PNG/74/079 Port Moresby, May 1980

Report on visit to crocodile and alligator facilities in USA PNG/74/029, 1980.

Crocodile farming and management in Mozambique FAO/MOZ/76/007. 1981

The crocodile industry in Papua New Guinea: commercial aspects (with Meisy Kemp). FAO and Wildlife Division, Field Document No.2, FAO/UNDP Project PNG/74/079 Port Moresby, January 1981

The management of rodent-eating reptiles in Bangladesh to reduce food losses (with T.Hikida). FAO Project, PFL/BGD/001, Dacca 1981

Export prospects from commercial crocodile farms in Bangladesh ITC/UNCTAD, Project GTD/03/07, Geneva, June 1982

A preliminary survey of the crocodiles in Sabah, East Malaysia WWF Malaysia, July 1984

Recommendations of the Workshop on Sea Turtle Conservation (with E.G.Silas) Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, February 1984

The crocodile resources in Irian Jaya, Indonesia USAID/WWF/WALHI Consultancy Report, Jayapura, May 1985

Crocodile husbandry and management in Irian Jaya FAO Consultancy report GCP/INS/060/JPN, Jayapura, October 1988

An investigation into the effects of siltation, logging, blasting and other human derived damage to corals in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Interim report to NORAD (Principal Investigator), 1989

Preliminary observations on the Andaman teal (Anas gibberifrons albogularis) in North Andaman Islands and North of Middle Andaman (with H. Andrews) Report to the Asian Wetland Bureau, Kuala Lumpur 1994

Captive breeding of Indian snakes (with Farida Tampal) Annual Report, 1995. CFH/Madras Crocodile Bank

Population dynamics of Crocodylus porosus in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Interim Survey report, Phase II. 1997, Madras Crocodile Bank Trust. 19pp

Sustainable Use of the Lake Chamo Nile Crocodile Population (with Nikhil Whitaker). Project Document prepared for African Parks (Ethiopia), Nechsar National Park Project. Addis Ababa, February, 2007. 52 pp