Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Blue Iguana Recovery Program News (2005/10/26)

IRCF released this post:

Hello All!

Current news items have been uploaded to the Blue Iguana website ( Read about an unsuccessful attempt to illegally trap a Blue Iguana at the QE II Botanical Park and learn about the recent meeting of international iguana experts to plan for the next phase in the Blue Iguana Recovery Program.

From the main page, click on "Resources", then "Articles"

Also, look for an article about the Blue Iguanas in the November 2005 issue of National Geographic.

Grand Cayman has experienced a bit of a wet month, but thankfully the Captive Breeding Facility and Botanical Park have suffered no adverse effects from Hurricane Wilma. Nevertheless, whenever a hurricane watch is in effect, preparations have to be made to secure the facility. It's a stressful time for all. You can click on the hurricane watch icon on the Blue Iguana webpage, to keep up with pertinent news during such events.

Thank you to those who have donated to the fencing project! BIRP still needs your help! A total of 391 feet of fencing are needed; to date, 42 feet have been sponsored. Given the recent attempted trapping at the Park, security at the facility has taken on an even greater importance, especially with the 84 new babies! Please take the time to read about the fencing project and lend your support!

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