Blue Iguana Recovery Program

Archive for 2006

Blue iguanas’ birth landmark event

Sep 14th, 2006 | By | Category: Blues in the Local Press

By Carol Winker, carol@cfp.ky
Thursday 14th September, 2006
The shells of three Grand Cayman Blue Iguana eggs were found last week in the Salina Reserve, indicating that three of the rare creatures have made their way into the world without human assistance.
This is the first time successful reproduction of Blue Iguanas in the Salina Reserve has [...]



PR13092006 – First Successful Breeding of Released Iguanas

Sep 13th, 2006 | By | Category: Press releases

PRESS RELEASE
13th September, 2006
First successful breeding of released Blue Iguanas in the Salina Reserve, Grand Cayman
In December 2004, thirty-two Grand Cayman Blue Iguanas were released into the National Trust Salina Reserve, inland from the Queen’s Highway. The iguanas had been reared in captivity to 2 years old.
A year later, a further 73 two-year-olds were released [...]



Blue makes full recovery

Sep 11th, 2006 | By | Category: Blues in the Local Press

By Joanna Lewis, joanna@cfp.ky
Monday 11th September, 2006
Yellow-blue, the Blue iguana mauled by wild dogs in June at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, has made a full recovery.
The iguana, which was pregnant at the time of the event, was attacked along with two other Blue iguanas ” Slugger and Sapphire ” that both died [...]



Walkers boosts the Blues

Jun 18th, 2006 | By | Category: Blues in the Local Press

In the wake of recent disheartening reports of the deaths of two of Cayman’s most celebrated Blue Iguanas, the National Trust’s Blue Iguana Recovery Programme has received a fundraising boost from Walkers.
The firm recently donated CI$20,000 to the programme and has pledged a total of CI$60,000, to be paid over a period of three years, [...]



Today’s Editorial June 09: Death of Blues inexcusable

Jun 9th, 2006 | By | Category: Blues in the Local Press

Caymanian Compass
Editor
Friday 9th June, 2006
It’s bad enough that we have wild, feral dogs roaming the street and roadways of Grand Cayman. Many of them are already a danger to walkers, runner, bicyclers and children.
Now our own endangered Blue Iguanas are becoming victims to these feral predators.
Stray dogs killed two Cayman Blue Iguanas at the Queen [...]



Dogs kill Blue iguanas

Jun 7th, 2006 | By | Category: Blues in the Local Press

Caymanian Compass
By Carol Winker, carol@cfp.ky

Wednesday 7th June, 2006
Two Cayman Blue iguanas were killed at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park this week, a pregnant female has been mauled and a fourth iguana is missing.
Wild dogs caused the casualties.
Fred Burton, director of the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme, identified the dead iguanas as Slugger and Sapphire, [...]



Letter to the Editor – Blue Lizards are cool

May 29th, 2006 | By | Category: Blues in the Local Press

Cayman Net News Online
Monday, May 29, 2006
Dear Sir:
I just came on holiday to the Cayman Islands with my mom and dad. We stayed in a pink condo on the beach and it was great. I was really excited by the Blue Iguanas as I never saw one that was blue before and we don’t [...]



Kindergarteners at St Ignatius sponsor iguanas

May 12th, 2006 | By | Category: Blues in the Local Press

Cayman Net News Online
Friday, May 12, 2006
The youngest of kindergarten students led St Ignatius Prep School in an effort to raise funds for the oldest of creatures when their “blue civvy day” raised over CI$600 to blue iguanas at the Botanic Park.
The kindergarten class and its teachers Ann Crum Ewing and Margaret Gibson spearheaded the [...]



Fingers crossed as Blue Iguanas settle into Salina

May 2nd, 2006 | By | Category: Blues in the Local Press

Cayman Net News Online
Tuesday, May 2, 2006
According to Fred Burton, the Director of the Blue Iguana Recovery Program, things are so far so good for the blue iguanas which were recently released into the Salina Reserve in the Eastern area of the Island.
“It’s been reassuring, measuring and weighing these plump, wriggling young iguanas, to [...]



COMMENTARY – A bit of good news

May 2nd, 2006 | By | Category: Blues in the Local Press

Cayman Net News Online
Tuesday, May 2, 2006
by the Green Hornet
Every so often, a heartwarming story comes across the Internet, and I thought I would share one with my readers this week. At a time when the extinction levels of many plants and animals are reaching all-time records, scientists and conservationists around the world are desperately [...]