Blue Iguana Recovery Program

Press releases

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 [...]



PR19022009 – Security Measures at Blue Iguana Facility

Feb 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Press releases

PRESS RELEASE 19th February, 2009
The captive breeding and head-starting facility for the Grand Cayman Blue Iguanas, located in the QE II Botanic Park, is no longer viewable from the Park’s woodland trail. This is an unfortunate consequence of heightened security at the facility, following the killing of seven captive Blue Iguanas in May 2008 – in a case which has still not been solved…



PR05122008 – Plan to Save Blue Iguana

Dec 5th, 2008 | By | Category: Press releases

PRESS RELEASE
5th Decmber, 2008
Plan to save Grand Cayman’s Blue Iguana now hinges on new protected area In a four-day meeting, the third version of an evolving strategic plan to save Grand Cayman’s Blue Iguana, has just been formulated. The long-term vision of the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme is now almost within reach.
The updated plan now [...]



PR14052008 – Police Investigate Killed Iguanas

May 14th, 2008 | By | Category: Press releases

PRESS RELEASE
14th May, 2008
Police Investigate Killed Iguanas
As the police investigation into the slaughter of seven Grand Cayman Blue Iguanas moves into its second week, the National Trust and the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme are taking stock of the situation and looking to the future. “A review of funds received and pledged over the last week [...]



PR09052008 – Surviving Injured Iguanas’ Condition “Cautiously Optimistic”

May 9th, 2008 | By | Category: Press releases

PRESS RELEASE
9th May, 2008
Surviving Injured Iguanas’ Condition “Cautiously Optimistic”
After the death on Tuesday of another Blue Iguana injured in the attack on the Captive Breeding Facility last weekend, the condition of “Billy” and “Archie” has been an urgent concern. Responding to the crisis, the Wildlife Conservation Society dispatched specialist veterinarian Dr. Stephanie James to attend [...]



PR05052008 – Six Blue Iguanas Murdered in Botanic Park

May 5th, 2008 | By | Category: Press releases

PRESS RELEASE
5th May, 2008
Six Blue Iguanas Murdered in Botanic Park
Six critically endangered Grand Cayman Blue Iguanas were killed by unknown persons late on Saturday evening, in the 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.
The iguanas appeared to have [...]



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 Iguanas in East End are nearly extinct

Jul 16th, 2002 | By | Category: Blue in the News, Press releases

Blue Iguanas living wild in the East End interior are very nearly extinct..
Dateline: July 16, 2002 ~ Grand Cayman
Contact Name: Fred Burton
July 16, 2002, Grand Cayman – Blue Iguanas living wild in the East End interior are very nearly extinct, according to a survey just completed by the National Trust’s Blue Iguana Conservation Project.
The wild [...]



Wild Blue Iguanas plummeting towards extinction

Jul 16th, 2002 | By | Category: Blue in the News, Press releases

Dateline: July 16, 2002 ~ Grand Cayman
Contact Name: Fred Burton
July 16, 2002, Grand Cayman – The National Trust’s Blue Iguana Conservation Programme has just completed a new survey of wild Blue Iguanas, seeking to find out how many still survive. The last survey, carried out by the Trust in 1993, estimated that some 150 wild [...]