Study

Lesser Antillean iguana Iguana delicatissima conservation strategy and action plan for the northern Caribbean sub-region (Anguilla, St. Barthélemy, St. Eustatius), 2018–2023

  • Published source details ANT ., ATE . & STENAPA . (2018) Lesser Antillean iguana Iguana delicatissima conservation strategy and action plan for the northern Caribbean sub-region (Anguilla, St. Barthélemy, St. Eustatius), 2018–2023, Anguilla National Trust, Agence Territoriale de l’Environnement and St. Eustatius National Parks Foundation.

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Translocate adult or juvenile reptiles: Lizards

Action Link
Reptile Conservation
  1. Translocate adult or juvenile reptiles: Lizards

    A study in 2016–2018 on a tropical island off the coast of Anguilla (ANT/ATE/STENAPA 2018) reported that at least one translocated lesser Antillean iguana Iguana delicatissima survived for at least two years after release. Eight iguanas survived for at least nine weeks after release, and authors reported that individuals continued to be resighted after that point, with one individual being recaptured two years after release. In 2016, a total of 11 iguanas were translocated from the mainland (Anguilla) to a nearby small island (Prickly Pear East; 32 ha). Eight iguanas were fitted with radio collars and relocated every week for nine weeks. Collars were then removed and monitoring was carried out on an ad hoc basis.

    (Summarised by: William Morgan)

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