Blue Iguana Recovery Program

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Blue Iguana Swimming Fund Raiser

May 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Blue in the News, Blues in the Local Press

FKCC Swim Around Key West – June 14, 2014

Alex Harling, Grand Cayman, will be attempting a 12.5 mile open-water endurance swim around Key West on June 14th, in support of the Blue Iguanas.
You can help the Blue Iguanas by sponsoring Alex’s prodigious swim,  online at http://www.nationaltrust.org.ky/index.php/donate and be sure to click the Blue Iguana Recovery [...]



Nesting Season Underway

May 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Captive Facility Blog

As expected, the nesting season is starting a few weeks earlier than  normal, thanks to Archie and Vivian mating on the last Sunday of March.  This Monday, the 27th, I watched Vivian commit to digging a nest in preparation to lay her eggs.  This is a very important clutch of eggs because Vivian is a [...]



New Blue Iguana Video

May 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Programme News

Cayman Islands Govt Info Services
Heather Hopson explores how a once near extinct species of Iguanas has thrived thanks to the help of the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme in the Cayman Islands.



Relief over Blues Protection

Apr 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Blues in the Local Press

Cayman Net News
Posted on Thu, 04/02/2009 – 22:59
The International Reptile Conservation Foundation (IRCF) has said that letters of congratulations and expressions of relief that Cayman’s endemic Blue Iguanas can be saved for the long term are pouring into their office in California as the news spreads of a new protected area in the east interior of Grand Cayman.



Blue Iguanas get protected areas

Apr 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Blues in the Local Press

Cayman Net News
Published on Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Cayman Islands Government has just formally committed to protecting almost 200 acres of Crown land in the east interior of Grand Cayman, through a 99-year peppercorn lease to the National Trust.

The Blue Iguana Recovery Programme said the decision by Cabinet is linked to a European Union grant to the National Trust, for managing this area to conserve Grand Cayman Blue Iguanas in the wild, along with their unique shrubland habitat.



New home for the Blues

Apr 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Blues in the Local Press

Cayman News Service
Posted on Wed, 04/01/2009
(CNS): Grand Cayman’s famous Blue Iguanas are one more step further away from extinction following Cabinet’s decision to allocate Crown property to the National Trust coupled with a grant from the European Union to develop the protected area, where 100 hatchling Blue Iguanas will be released in 2010.



Boost for Critically Endangered Blue Iguana

Apr 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Blues in the International Press

WILDLIFE EXTRA.com
March 2009. The Cayman Islands Government has taken decisive action to help save the world’s most endangered iguana. Almost 200 acres of government-owned prime dry shrubland habitat in the east interior of the Grand Cayman is being protected, to provide area for restoration of the Grand Cayman Blue Iguana…



PR31032009 – New Nature Reserve for Critically Endangered Blue Iguana

Apr 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Press releases

PRESS RELEASE
31st March, 2009
The Cayman Islands Government has taken decisive action to help save the world’s most endangered iguana. Almost 200 acres of government-owned prime dry shrubland habitat in the east interior of the Grand Cayman is being protected, to provide area for restoration of the Grand Cayman Blue Iguana, Cyclura lewisi.
The Grand Cayman Blue [...]



Protected Area for Blues

Apr 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Blues in the Local Press

Posted on the Cayman Islands Government Website
The decision by Cabinet is linked to a European Union grant to the National Trust, for managing this area to conserve Grand Cayman Blue Iguanas in the wild, along with their unique shrubland habitat. The grant also focuses on developing sustainable, low-impact nature tourism, education and recreation with a visitor centre and trail system.



Getting ready for 2009 breeding season

Mar 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Captive Facility Blog

New BIRP Warden Ricky Ebanks and local volunteer Todd Byron Paidel building a nest mound for the 2009 breeding season, while Harvey Crooked Tail oversees their work.
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