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.
IIF Grants Received
2017 IIF Grant $12,000
Tracking the Galápagos Pink Iguana: Conservation of a Critically Endangered Flagship Species