Management Requirements: Can be managed as a game species, at least in the main part of the range. See Woodward et al. (1989) for information on egg collecting for commercial use and restocking.
In the Everglades, alligator conservation depends on restoration of more predictable hydrological fluctuations than have occurred recently as a result of water management (Kushlan and Jacobsen 1990).
Biological Research Needs: Further studies on alligator behavior and ecology.