Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), American crocodiles are listed as endangered, meaning it is in danger of extinction within the foreseeable future, for all populations except those in Florida.
In Florida, crocodiles are listed as threatened, which means it is likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range. The Florida Endangered and Threatened Species Act lists the Florida population as <strong>endangered.
The American crocodile is listed as <strong>vulnerable</strong>, meaning the probability of its extinction during the next 20 years is at least 10%.
American crocodiles are listed under CITES Appendix I, meaning it cannot be traded commercially.