• Captive breeding and re-introductions of the Monuriki Island Crested Iguana in Fiji

      Chand, R; Niukula, J; Vadada, J; Fisher, R; Lovich, Kim; Pasachnik, Stesha A.; Rasalato, S; Thaman, B; Seniloli, E; Tuamoto, T; et al. (IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group and Abu Dhabi, UAE: Environment Agency-Abu DhabiGland, Gland, Switzerland, 2016)
      The Fijian crested iguana (Brachylophus vitiensis) is an arboreal, herbivorous lizard found on only a small number of islands with native dry or littoral forest in western Fiji. Its population is secure only on the sanctuary island of Yadua Taba, where >12,000 individuals exist; this equates to over 200 individuals/ha in the best forest habitat. All other island populations appear to be low and declining (mostly <100 individuals), and survive on communally owned land which is mostly outside the control of central government legislation (Harlow et al., 2007)....