Guatemala - Guatemalan Spiny-tailed Iguana

Guatemala - Guatemalan Spiny-tailed Iguana

Female Guatamalan Spiny Iguana - photo by Daniel Ariano

Photo by Daniel Ariano
The International Iguana Foundation (IIF) provided funding for Zootropic’s work monitoring populations and expanding local community education programs concerning the critically endangered Guatemalan Spiny-tailed Iguana.  This iguana species is highly specialized to an endangered ecosystem in Guatemala that is becoming more fragmented and destroyed for agriculture.  Other factors for its population decline are collection for the pet trade and as a local food source.  Zoo Miami contributed funding to the IIF to help support such programs and serves on the IIF board. 
 
 

Photo by Daniel ArianoMale Guatamalan Spiny-tailed Iguana - photo by Daniel Ariano