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Translocation Strategies as a Conservation Tool for West Indian Iguanas

Charles R. Knapp and Richard D. Hudson

in Iguanas

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780520238541
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520930117 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520238541.003.0017
Translocation Strategies as a Conservation Tool for West Indian Iguanas

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This chapter discusses the ecological and biogeographic characteristics of West Indian iguanas that favor translocation efforts. It focuses on three taxa of West Indian iguanas: the Jamaican iguana (Cyclura collei), the Anegada iguana (Cyclura pinguis), and the Grand Cayman iguana (Cyclura nubila lewisi). It begins by evaluating past translocation programs and then examines the factors affecting translocation success. It also presents recommendations for future iguana translocation programs.

Keywords: West Indian iguanas; translocation; Jamaican iguana; Cyclura collei; Anegada iguana; Cyclura pinguis; Grand Cayman iguana; Cyclura nubila lewisi

Chapter.  6211 words. 

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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