Blue iguana release

Cayman Blue Iguana
A major conservation milestone was reached in Grand Cayman this month with the release of the 1,000th Cayman blue iguana into the wild.

The blue iguana was considered functionally extinct in the wild as recently as 2005, but the breeding programme set up by Englishman Fred Burton at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park has given the species a chance to bounce back. Despite this amazing milestone, the blue iguana still remains on the endangered list so the team behind the Recovery Programme will continue to look for ways to keep this fascinating species thriving. If you are interested in donating to the programme or sponsoring an iguana, visit for more information.