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         Études de cas sur la gestion
    Fiji
    The Fiji Department of Environment has set up a taskforce to oversee the incursion response to the introduction and spread of the green iguana. Qamea and Matagi, Laucala and Taveuni have been declared as a biosecurity zone by the Ministry of Primary Industry and the transporting of green iguanas between islands is prohibited. The Fiji government has awarded $100,000 to the task force to conduct the eradication campaign, which has not yet begun. Please follow this link for more details on the incursion response.
    A seven foot iguana (confirmed as a green iguana by the Agriculture Permanent Secretary) was spotted on the bank of a creek in Taveuni in June 2010. (Fiji Times Thursday, June 17, 2010).
    Grand Cayman
    Education efforts are part of the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme's awareness activities (National Trust for the Cayman Islands). Specimens found in Cyclura lewisi habitats are trapped and removed (Burton, 2003 in Varnham, 2006).
    Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
    It has been suggested that the removal of vegetative cover near the airfield would help deter iguana basking on the runway of the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
    Martinique English 
    L’arrêté préfectoral n° 050589 du 28 février 2005, autorise la destruction de spécimens de l’espèce Iguana Iguana (iguane vert) pour prévenir les dommages importants qu’il serait susceptible de causer à la faune indigène de la Martinique.
    Saint Lucia
    Questionnaire surveys to map distribution and a pilot study to trial various removal methods (cage traps, snares, visual searches and removal with pole nooses) were carried out in 2009. Two adult iguanas remaining in captivity in Soufrière in 2009 were (belatedly) confiscated and euthanized. In early 2010 (at the time of the predicted, and confirmed, onset of nesting) concerted search and removal efforts were initiated, accompanied by a public awareness campaign. This work is ongoing and projected to last for four years.


         Ressources pour la gestion/Liens

    1. IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)., 2010. A Compilation of Information Sources for Conservation Managers.
            Résumé: This compilation of information sources can be sorted on keywords for example: Baits & Lures, Non Target Species, Eradication, Monitoring, Risk Assessment, Weeds, Herbicides etc. This compilation is at present in Excel format, this will be web-enabled as a searchable database shortly. This version of the database has been developed by the IUCN SSC ISSG as part of an Overseas Territories Environmental Programme funded project XOT603 in partnership with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment. The compilation is a work under progress, the ISSG will manage, maintain and enhance the database with current and newly published information, reports, journal articles etc.
    3. Malone, C.L. & Davis, S.K. 2004. Genetic contributions to Caribbean iguana conservation. In (eds A.C. Alberts, R.L. Carter, W.K. Hayes, & E.P. Martins) Iguanas: Biology and Conservation, p 45-57. University of California Press, US.
    5. Morton, M. N. 2009. Management of Critical Species on Saint Lucia: Species Profiles and Management Recommendations. Technical Report No. 13 to the National Forest Demarcation and Bio-Physical Resource Inventory Project, FCG International Ltd, Helsinki, Finland
    7. Smith, H.T., W.E. Meshaka, R.M. Engeman, S.M. Crossett, M.E. Foley, and G. Busch. 2006. Raccoon predation as a limiting factor in the success of the Green Iguana in Southern Florida. Journal of Kansas Herpetology 20:7-8.

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