Blue Iguana Recovery Program

Blues in the International Press

Here today, but iguana tomorrow?

Aug 8th, 2002 | By | Category: Blues in the International Press

DALLAS MORNING NEWS
By: Jacquielynn Floyd
FORT WORTH Rick Hudson, a very nice guy with reptiles on the brain, was a little disturbed that his SOS about the plight of the Grand Cayman blue iguana didn’t bring a stampede of reporters clamoring for a news conference. How can the world turn a deaf ear to a lizard in desperate trouble…



True Blue Texan Needed

Aug 4th, 2002 | By | Category: Blues in the International Press

EXPRESS NEWS – RIO GRANDE BUREAU
By: Alison Gregor
BROWNSVILLE His name is Godzilla, and he resides at the Gladys Porter Zoo. But his awe-inspiring name may not be enough to save an iguana species on the brink of extinction, though biologists are hoping a mate will do the trick. Formerly a single iguana, Godzilla recently was introduced to another Grand Cayman blue iguana at this zoo on the U.S.-Mexico border, which specializes in endangered species…



Shedd plays matchmaker with its rare blue iguanas

Aug 2nd, 2002 | By | Category: Blues in the International Press

By Kathy Paur
Tribune staff reporter
Published August 9, 2002
Three blue iguanas at the Shedd Aquarium have emerged as crucial players in a breeding program to save their species–newly designated the most endangered lizard in the world–from extinction.
Only 10 to 25 of the lizards, native to the Caribbean island of Grand Cayman, are alive in the wild, [...]



The Iguana Blues

Jul 30th, 2002 | By | Category: Blues in the International Press

Extinction is threatening the blue iguana, but donations could save this species
By PAUL BOURGEOIS
Fort Worth & Region
Star-Telegram Staff Writer
FORT WORTH – Without a quick $200,000, the Grand Cayman blue iguana’s prospects for survival are bleak, according to the Fort Worth-based International Iguana Foundation.
The Grand Cayman blue iguana, which can grow up to 5 feet long, [...]



International Iguana Foundation Press Release

Jul 23rd, 2002 | By | Category: Blues in the International Press

Prompted by alarming new statistics on the population of the Grand Cayman blue iguana, scientists sponsored by the International Iguana Foundation (IIF) are mobilizing a response to this crisis. Extinction of the blue iguana is not inevitable, but the conservation community and its many supporters worldwide must act decisively and quickly to prevent it.
Donations (financial [...]



The Blue Iguana: Battle against Extinction

Jul 1st, 2002 | By | Category: Blues in the International Press

AJ Gutman, International Iguana Society
John Binns, International Reptile Conservation Foundation
Extinction, a terrifying word meaning “no longer existing,” usually occurs as a natural consequence of functional extinction, which is when a species is no longer able to sustain itself in the wild. In a document issued by Fred Burton, Director of the Blue Iguana Conservation Project [...]



The Grand Cayman Blue Iguana: Approaching Extinction

Jul 1st, 2002 | By | Category: Blues in the International Press

By John Binns, International Iguana Foundation
July 2002
While the world focuses on more widely publicized endangered species such as whales, whooping cranes, giant pandas, and other high-profile wildlife, the Grand Cayman Blue Iguana is quietly heading for extinction in the wild. It is considered one of the most critically endangered reptiles in the world.
In a report [...]