Studying iguana populations is vital to their conservation. But so is restoring their habitat. See how researchers are doing just that for Ricord's Rock Iguanas.
Rock iguanas are charismatic, intelligent, and resilient animals that are vital to their island ecosystems. Yet, they are facing serious threats to their survival. Discover why these magnificent lizards are worth saving.
Fiji's Monuriki Island is a haven for a small population of Fijian Crested Iguanas. But after decades of deforestation, trees that produce their food are few and far between. A conservation project is working to change that!
Iguanas have excellent camouflage and can be hard for researchers to track in native habitat. But what if just taking some samples in the environment can reveal if iguanas are there or not? A new tool called eDNA can do it!
Locating iguanas in the wild can be quite a challenge. But it helps to have a buddy with a great nose! Find out how a dog named Pena is helping find Anegada Iguana nests by sniffing them out.
Community involvement and preserving and restoring habitat are vital components of any conservation program. Find out how researchers Johana Gil and Daniel Ariano are incorporating both for Motagua Spiny-tailed Iguanas.
Hurricanes are always a threat to island iguana populations, but their increasing intensity due to climate change is more concerning than ever. The 2017 Caribbean hurricane season was the most intense that had been recorded to that date. Both Irma and Maria, category-5 hurricanes, closely passed Sint Eustatius and caused major destruction on the island. Find out what researchers determined when they went back to the island.
IGUANAS FROM ABOVE Endemic to the Galapagos Islands, Marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) are the only lizards in the world with the ability to live and forage at sea. They live…