Iguanas - Reptiles - Conservation

Iguanas - Reptiles - Conservation

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Iguanas don't affect humans because humans don't inhabit most of the Iguanas' habitats, but the population of Iguanas greatly suffers as a result of humans. Their habitat destruction and trade reduce Iguana population as well as many other exotic creatures. Marine Iguanas and West Indian Rock Iguanas that inhabit Caribbean islands throughout the Antilles and the Bahamas have evolved in the environment with no predators, so they have few defenses against introduced animals: rats, cats, dogs. It's hard for the young to survive the predation of feral animals. And, the population is replaced very slowly. Of the 16 subspecies three are listed as endangered, and the rest are threatened.

The Jamaican Iguana was listed as extinct for half a century until 1990; it was rediscovered in rugged regions. It survives now as a remnant population estimated at between 50 and 200 individuals. Thanks to remoteness and inaccessibility of its habitat, the Jamaican Iguana still survives.

The Grand Caiman, or Blue Iguana is considered nearly extinct. The total population of Blue Iguanas is about 100-200 individuals. Zoos acquire captive-bred Iguanas to develop a managed captive population and to reintroduce it to natural habitats. To fully restore the populations of these rare Iguanas, feral mongoose and cats should be controlled. Also, habitat preservation measures for Iguanas should be implemented.

Iguanas - Reptiles - Conservation Links

International Conservation - Monitoring and management of the Cuban Iguana.

Land Iguanas - Conservation plan for several species of Iguanas.

The Conservation Agency - Rescue and Relocation Project for Iguanas: Big Ambergris Cay to Long Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands, and British West Indies.

The Jamaican Iguana Page - A page dedicated to the conservation of these wonderful lizards. Also has a forum pertaining to all subspecies of Iguanas and Iguana breeding, or keeping.
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The Iguana Niche Index

Iguanas - Reptiles - Housing Links

Care and Feeding of Iguanas - A basic care sheet from the Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital in San Diego, CA.

Enjoy Your Pet - Article on Geckos, Chameleons, and Iguanas owning.

Green Iguana Health - This site includes basic health information and a discussion forum for users.

GreenIguana UK - A detailed description of a vivarium and other facilities for Iguanas.

Habitat Basics - Tips for keeping Iguanas.

Iguana Answers - Extensive resources, including pictures, behavior videos, vet listings, anatomy, personal stories, care sheets, salmonella, MBD, and a place to ask questions.

Iguana Health Problems - A list and description of some of the more common iguana ailments.

Iguana Information - A wealth of information on various species of Iguanas, their status, habitats, and captive care.

Iguana Life - Behavior and health of Iguanas in captivity.

Iguana Nest - Care, personal photos, links, and information.

Lizardcages.com - Plans and kits for building iguana cages that are designed to stay clean, attractive and provide a healthy habitat.
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Lizards Info - Requirements on Iguanas housing and feeding.

Mike's Iguana Jungle - Food, heat, lighting, and habitat information. Also includes pictures and links.

Myiguana.com - Several personal pages, pictures, products, lighting, care information, and online shopping.

Spinytail Iguanas - Article on care and diet of this rare Iguana species.

The Iguana Pages - Guide to health, housing, nutrition and behavior.

The Ultimate Owner's Manual - A detailed study of Iguanas in captivity.

Tropical Iguana - Advice on how to feed Iguanas.

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