Virtual Attendees 2020

The following people are registered to attend the 2020 Virtual ISG Meeting and their presentations are noted.
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Allison Alberts – International Iguana Foundation, California, USA (LinkedIn; ResearchGate)
Jacqueline Andre – Forestry, Wildlife & Parks Division, Dominica, West Indies
Baptiste Angin – Ardops Environnement, Guadeloupe, French West Indies

“Understanding the Past to Improve the Future: the Story of the Conservation of the Lesser Antillean Iguana, Iguana delicatissima”

Steve Anstey – Trustee Ahura Resorts Conservation Foundation, Fiji

Daniel Ariano – Heloderma Natural Reserve-Zootropic, Guatemala
Lauren Augustine – Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri, USA
Brett Baldwin – San Diego Zoo Global, California, USA
Chuck Becker – Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, Utah, USA
Emma Bembrick – Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia
John Bendon – IUCN-UK, Bath, UK

“Variations of Land Iguanas and Hybrids in the Galápagos”

John Binns – International Reptile Conservation Foundation, California, USA (homepage)
Alicia Bonanno – Office National des Forêts, Fort-de-France, Martinique, French West Indies
Brandon Bourassa – University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA (homepage)
Kelly Bradley – Fort Worth Zoo, Texas, USA

“Review of a Long-Term Conservation Program for the Anegada Rock Iguana (Cyclura pinguis)”

“Comparisons of 25-OH-vitamin D3, Calcium, Phosphorous, Ionized Calcium, and Parathyroid Hormone Concentrations between Captive and Wild Anegada Rock Iguanas (Cyclura pinguis)”

Mathilde Brassy – Carbet des Sciences, Fort-de-France, Martinique, French West Indies (education effort)

Michel Breuil – Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
Jeanelle Brisbane – WildDominique, Dominica, West Indies (homepage)

“An Update on Iguana Conservation Actions in Dominica”

Joey Brown – Hope Zoo Preservation Foundation, Kingston, Jamaica
Tom Brown – Kanahau Wildlife Conservation Organisation, Útila, Honduras (ResearchGate)
Judith Bryja — Independent, Texas, USA
Larry Buckley – Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA
Sandra Buckner – Independent, Nassau, NP, The Bahamas
Gordon Burghardt – Univerity of Tennessee, Tennessee, USA (homepage)

Frederic Burton – Department of Environment, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Government (homepage)

“Piloting Wildlife Camera Traps for Cyclura lewisi Population, Distribution, and Threats”

Paul Calle – Wildlife Conservation Society, New York, USA (homepage)

Sarah Cannizzo – Fort Worth Zoo, Texas, USA

Devon Carter – Anguilla National Trust, West Indies
Paula Castaño – Island Conservation, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

“Galápagos Land Iguana (Conolophus subcristatus) Reintroduction to Santiago Island, Galápagos: A Strategy to Support the Ecological Restoration of the Island and Mitigate Non-target Risk from Rodent Eradication on Seymour Norte Island”

Robert Cattell – San Diego Zoo Global, California, USA
Aloysius Charles – Saint Lucia Forestry Division, West Indies
Catherine Childs – National Trust for the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman
Adam Clause – Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, California, USA

Giuliano Colosimo – San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, California, USA (homepage)

Cyclura carinata: the Legacy and Future of a Successful Conservation Program in the Turks and Caicos Islands”

Steve Conners – Independent, Florida, USA
Daniel Cueva – Independent, Georgia, USA Continue reading

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Rapid Assessment for Fijian Iguanas (Brachylophus sp.) in the Northeastern Fijian Islands

Fisher, Robert*1, Peter Harlow2, Jone Niukula3, Pita Biciloa3, Sipiriano Qeteqete3

1U. S. Geological Survey, San Diego, California, USA

2Taronga Conservation Society Australia, NSW, Australia

3The National Trust of Fiji, Suva, Fiji


Oral Presentation


Currently three living species of endemic iguanas in Fiji in the genus Brachylophus are known. These species have restricted distributions within Fiji; although many records are plotted on maps for iguanas elsewhere within Fiji that lack validation of their species identification. Recent records of an invasive large lizard from Qamea Island were confirmed (in 2008) through photographs to be the Green Iguana (Iguana iguana). In early 2010, we undertook surveys for the status of native and invasive iguanas in northeastern Fiji. We were able to conduct assessments on 15 islands. We confirmed living populations of two species of Brachylophus iguanas on a few islands north of Vanua Levu and discovered that the majority of islands in that region are now not suitable for iguanas. Invasive Commmon Green Iguanas were found to occur on two islands to the east of Taveuni, in sympatry with Brachylophus on one island. Relatively large populations of Brachylophus bulabula were found for the first time and these were on two islands located between Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. These islands could serve as a protected area for this endangered species. These surveys confirm that the endemic Brachylophus habitat is continuing to decline and few populations appear large or stable.