Yellow iguana population grows on Galapagos island

STORY: Efforts to revive the vulnerable yellow iguana

population on a Galapagos island are working

Galapagos National Park says the population

on Fernandina Island has grown to 46,000

(Danny Rueda, Director, Galapagos National Park)

“Today we have an important result in the population numbers at Fernandina Island. This is one of the most pristine islands we have, so the results encourage us to maintain the land iguana conservation programs we have carried out permanently on this island.”

A large and healthy population of the

plant-eating lizard is good for the ecosystem

because they help spread seeds throughout the island

The International Union for Conservation of Nature

lists Galapagos land iguanas as vulnerable