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Population Assessments and Conservation Genetics Analyses of Fijian Iguanas

Conservation of Fijian Iguanas

Recent genetic and morphological research on Fijian Iguanas (genus Brachylophus) has described a third living species in the genus. Our field work in 2010/2011 discovered an additional new species in the northern islands and additional populations of iguanas with no clear species status. In 2013, field work will assess the systematics and abundance of populations on several additional islands known to be occupied by new species of Fijian iguanas. This work is necessary to continue conservation planning for the Fijian Iguanas and for completion of Recovery Plans for these new species

Project Partners:

Taronga: Dr Peter Harlow
United States Geological Survey: Dr Robert Fisher
National Trust of Fiji Islands: Elizabeth Erasito, Jone Niukula
San Diego Zoo's Institute for Conservation Research: Dr Heidi Davis

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