IUCN Status: Critically Endangered
Range: Isabela Island, Galápagos
Population: Unknown, <200 adults
Size: 18.5″ in body length with a longer tail, 11 pounds
Threats: Introduced predators, volcanic eruptions, drought.
- The Galápagos Pink Iguana was first described in 2009 and is endemic to Volcán Wolf, Isla Isabela, Galápagos Islands.
- The population of this iguana is extremely small, estimated at less than 200 adult individuals.
- Volcán Wolf is an active volcano, with the last eruption in 1982, eruptions may pose a large threat to the Galápagos Pink Iguana.
- The iguanas are protected by the Galápagos National Park and are listed on CITES Appendix II.
- The Galápagos Pink Land Iguanas do not have human contact apart from conservation research and management, and the National Park is not planning to open the location to tourists.