Iguana hotline launched in St. Eustatius

Lesser Antillean Iguana (Iguana delicatissima). Image: © Hans Hillewaert
Biodiversity

St. Eustatius National Parks (STENAPA) announces the launch of their new Iguana Hotline to support the conservation of the Statian population of the critically endangered Lesser Antillean Iguana (Iguana delicatissima)

Sint Eustatius’ local iguana gets another helping hand with the creation of an Iguana Hotline, +599-318-1420.

STENAPA asks everyone to add the following number to their contacts, then call or send a whatsapp message for sightings of the invasive green iguana with black bands on the tail.

Also, contact the Iguana Hotline if the you see a local iguana that needs to be tagged, relocated or sadly has been involved in a road accident. The possibilities of road accidents increase during dry periods, so it would be beneficial to keep the hotline in mind when it gets hot and dry.

Please do not hesitate to call, if you have any information or questions about conservation efforts of Statia’s largest land animal. Also, feel free to share the Iguana Hotline with your friends and visitors.

For more information, visit the STENAPA Facebook page

Previously on Green Antilles: Dutch Prime Minister escorts Lesser Antillean iguanas to their new home in the Netherlands.

[Image: © Hans Hillewaert]

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Photograph of the Belize Barrier Reef from the International Space Station. Image: Jeff Williams (NASA).
Biodiversity
Working to build climate change resilience for the Belize Barrier Reef

Marine and climate scientists from Columbia University’s Earth Institute and the World Wildlife Fund are working to protect the Belize Barrier Reef, and the entire Meso American Barrier Reef System, from the effects of climate change: Warm-water coral reefs—composed of stony corals, algae, and other organisms—are classified as a “unique …

After Irma on St. Martin. Image: Mark Yokoyama
Biodiversity
Trees heal from hurricanes by growing more efficient leaves

Research carried out in Puerto Rico’s dry forest after Hurricane Maria shows how trees recover after hurricanes by growing leaves that absorb light and carbon dioxide more efficiently: Some tree species heal from the ravages of hurricane damage by growing replacement leaves optimized for greater efficiency, according to a Clemson …

Tropical Forest Restoration online course.
Biodiversity
Training opportunity: Online Certificate in Tropical Forest Landscapes

The Yale Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative, in collaboration with the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, has launched a new online certificate programme, Tropical Forest Landscapes: Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use: This yearlong program consists of four eight-week online courses, a capstone project and an optional field course in …