Blue Iguana Recovery Program

Blues in the International Press

BBC News: Triumph of the Blues

Apr 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Blue in the News, Blues in the International Press

BBC News
By Matt McGrath, Environment Correspondent
“Triumph of the Blues – iconic iguana saved by trade ban”
Read on the BBC’s web site via this link:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21599245

 



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…



Smitten with a scaly sweetheart at a Cayman Island iguana sanctuary

Mar 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Blues in the International Press

THE STAR – Toronto Edition
by: Carol Perehudoff- Grand Cayman–Carefully, I stalked my prey, sidling up to the outdoor picnic tables where the species was known to forage for food. I was in luck. Several of the herd had gathered, flinging back suit jackets, opening takeout containers and juice bottles. Yes, the seating area behind this fast food restaurant in George Town…



Blue iguana attack on Cayman Islands had silver lining

Jul 29th, 2008 | By | Category: Blues in the International Press

TELEGRAPH.CO.UK
By Diana McAdam
Earlier this year, the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme on Grand Cayman in the Caribbean made international headlines for all the wrong reasons. On the morning of Sunday May 4, volunteer keepers at the fenced-in facility, which is on the site of the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, found that four of the adult giant blue lizards had been butchered, two others had been left for dead and another was missing…



Probe into giant iguana slaughter

May 7th, 2008 | By | Category: Blues in the International Press

BBC NEWS
By Georgina Kenyon
Police on Grand Cayman are hunting criminals who slaughtered six of the island’s iconic and critically endangered giant blue iguanas. The attacks, which also left three other animals injured, occurred on Saturday night in a captive breeding facility on the Caribbean island. The police are confident the crime was perpetrated by humans. The dead and injured iguanas seem to have been gouged by knives and show evidence of being kicked and jumped on.



CI Investigating slaughter of blue iguanas

May 6th, 2008 | By | Category: Blues in the International Press

ASSOCIATED PRESS
By David McFadden
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Cayman Island authorities are investigating the violent deaths of a half-dozen giant blue iguanas that are among the most imperiled creatures on the planet. Five captive Grand Cayman Blue Iguanas, critically endangered lizards that resemble miniature turquoise dragons, were found scattered across a breeding park in the British dependency after they apparently were stomped and gouged, scientists said…



Rare Blue Iguanas Found Butchered

May 6th, 2008 | By | Category: Blues in the International Press

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NEWS
Wildlife officials in the Cayman Islands are struggling to determine who killed six extremely rare blue iguanas found butchered in a nature preserve over the weekend. The reptiles were found Sunday at Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park, a refuge for the iguanas and other wildlife on Grand Cayman Island. The crime is a devastating blow to the species, which is found only on the small Caribbean island and is listed as critically endangered by the World Conservation Union (IUCN)…



Cayman Islands investigating slaughter of blue iguana

May 6th, 2008 | By | Category: Blues in the International Press

ASSOCIATED PRESS
By David McFadden
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Cayman Island authorities are investigating the violent deaths of a half-dozen giant blue iguanas that are among the most imperiled creatures on the planet. Five captive Grand Cayman Blue Iguanas, critically endangered lizards that resemble miniature turquoise dragons, were found scattered across a breeding park in the British dependency after they apparently were stomped and gouged, scientists said…



6 Critically Endangered Killed

May 6th, 2008 | By | Category: Blues in the International Press

WILDLIFE EXTRA
Six critically endangered Grand Cayman Blue Iguanas were brutally killed in the Cayman Islands QE II Botanic Park. The crime was discovered by volunteers with the National Trust’s Blue Iguana Recovery Programme, shortly after 9am on Sunday morning…



Zoo is home to many rare and exotic iguanas

Feb 1st, 2003 | By | Category: Blues in the International Press

HOOSIER TIMES – INDIANAPOLIS
By: Amy May
Squatting on a rock in his special aquarium at the Indianapolis Zoo, Baby Blue looks like an ordinary lizard. Nothing special, just a little greenish-brown lizard with a prehistoric head swiveling around to stare balefully at passers-by. What the lizard represents is monumental, however. Baby Blue, which is not the creature’s real name but only a designation, is one of the rarest lizards in the world…