Marine Iguana

Status: VULNERABLE Population: No official count but estimated between 200,000-300,000; studies on the islands suggest between 20,300 and 42,300 known individuals Brief Description Far off in the Galápagos exists a lizard capable of swimming within the cold currents. The famed marine iguana, Amblyrhynchus cristatus, relies on its unique adaptations to swim and prey on green… Read More Marine Iguana

The Jamaican Iguana

  Status: //CRITICALLY ENDANGERED// Population Estimate: Less than 200 Individuals Brief Description In between the irregular and precipitous limestone rock of the Hellshire Hills lies the last known wild population of the Jamaican Iguana, or Cyclura collei. The Hellshire Hills remain one of the wildest areas in the nation due to uneven terrain and the absence of… Read More The Jamaican Iguana

Fernandina Giant Tortoise

Population: 1-5 members Status: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Brief Description They’re back! Back from extinction! Once presumed extinct, the Fernandina Giant Tortoise or Chelonoidis phantasticus, native to the Fernandina island in the Galápagos, has recently resurfaced as of February. On February 17th, Washington Tapia, four rangers, and Forrest Galante, a biologist associated with Animal Planet which financed… Read More Fernandina Giant Tortoise