2021 ISG Meeting

The 2021 ISG Annual Meeting will be held ONLINE

The meeting will take place during the week of 1–5 November 2021, specific times have yet to be determined


A Zoom link will be sent to Registered Participants ONLY ~1 week prior to the meeting. Registration will remain open until 10 October 2021. After the meeting, registered participants will have access to the recorded daily sessions for a few weeks.
Register for the Meeting here!


If you intend to give an oral presentation: Submit your Abstract here!

Presentations must be submitted via Dropbox (Contact Us if you have lost the instructions). Please do not include “animations” in your presentation because the moderator will be advancing slides and not the presenter. Short video clips are fine. Please note, presentations should allow time for a few questions (speaking time tbd). We need to maintain a strict agenda to be respectful to colleagues in all time zones.


Deadline to submit your abstract:  17 October 2021!

Virtual Attendees 2021

The following people are registered to attend the 2021 Virtual ISG Meeting and their presentations are noted.


Allison Alberts – International Iguana Foundation, California, USA (LinkedIn; ResearchGate; EcoLeaders)

Baptiste Angin – Ardops Environnement, Guadeloupe, French West Indies

Daniel Ariano – Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala
Lauren Augustine – Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri, USA
Chuck Becker – Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, Utah, USA
John Bendon – IUCN-UK, Somerset, UK
Michel Breuil – Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France

Jeanelle Brisbane – WildDominique, Dominica, West Indies (homepage)

“The Unspoken Reality of Conservation in the Tropics”

Judith Bryja — Sea Dog Animal Training, Texas, USA
Sandra Buckner – Independent, Nassau, NP, The Bahamas

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

Paula Castaño – Island Conservation, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Angélique Chaulet – SOS Faune Sauvage, Antilles, Guyane

Giuliano Colosimo – San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, USA, and University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy (homepage)

Christina De Jesús Villanueva – University of Rhode Island, USA & USFS International Institute of Tropical Forestry, Puerto Rico, USA (homepage)

“Impact of the Invasive Common Green Iguana on 20 Farms in Puerto Rico”

Kevin de Queiroz – National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, USA (homepage)
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Presentation Guidelines

Abstracts should be limited to 300 words.
For the 2020 Annual Meeting, presentation slides will be advanced by a moderator and not the speaker. Avoid including “animations” within your slides; short movie clips are okay.

Download Guidelines for Oral and Poster Presentations here:  English or Spanish



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.