Blue Iguana Recovery Program

Blues in the Local Press

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 [...]



Botanic Park under threat?

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

Cayman News Service

Botanic Park under threat

Posted on Tue, 10/23/2012 – 17:54 in Science and Nature

(CNS): The Queen Elizabeth Botanic Park in Frank Sound is the latest important natural resource on Grand Cayman to be threatened by development. Despite significant concerns raised by the Department of Environment and the National Trust among others, the Central Planning Authority has [...]



The 2012 release of Blue Iguanas to the wild, has begun!

Jul 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Blues in the Local Press

Here’s a short video of our first Blue Iguana release to the wild, for 2012.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_IBma5F9qw
The veterinary Dream Team from WCS and colleagues have once again pronounced our captive youngsters healthy and fit for release. We forged ahead while the vets were still here so they could join us in releasing some of the iguanas they [...]



Close Encounters (of the generous kind)

Jul 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Blues in the Local Press

RitzCarlton.com, Beth Tomkiw
More and more travelers are heeding the call to give back and relax while on holiday. Follow one family to Grand Cayman as they help the blue iguana and create memories of a much deeper variety. (download full story here).



The ‘discovery’ of the Blue Iguana

Jun 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Blues in the Local Press

Cayman Net News
Published on Wednesday, June 10, 2009
By Steven Knipp



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.



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.



Blue Iguanas given protection with fence

Feb 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Blues in the Local Press

Sunday 22nd February, 2009 Posted: 18:35 CIT (23:35 GMT)

The captive breeding facility for the Grand Cayman Blue Iguanas, located in the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, is no longer viewable from the Park’s woodland trail. The high–security fence is pictured near completion.