2015 IIF Request for Proposals

The International Iguana Foundation is pleased to announce their annual request for proposals for iguana conservation. For more information, application guidelines and budget forms, please go to the Grants menu > Apply for a Grant. A sample of a model application is available to serve as a guide for applicants and to ensure consistency in format. Proposal submissions must be received by 9 October 2015.

2014 Action Needed in Fiji!

Brachylophus_bulabula_RobertFisher_smIIF-supported fieldwork was conducted this year on Fiji’s two largest islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, to determine if Central Fijian Banded Iguanas (Brachylophus bulabula) remained on either island where they have been considered extinct due to invasive species……Their presence has been verified on Viti Levu!!!

 

It is believed that they avoid mongoose predation by foraging AND nesting high in the canopy of old growth forest! There is an immediate need to survey remaining old growth rainforest on both of these islands where logging pressure is high, and may wipe out these remaining relict populations just as they are being discovered! This research will help develop a conservation plan targeting these unique ecosystems which are allowing the iguanas to survive.

 

Basket fern (Drynaria sp.) photographed on Viti Levu, Fiji. These plants can be twice this size and capture a large amount of organic material which becomes a stable soil environment free of predation from terrestrial mongoose. We believe they serve as arboreal egg laying habitats for iguanas.

Basket fern (Drynaria sp.) photographed on Viti Levu, Fiji. These plants can be twice this size and capture a large amount of organic material which becomes a stable soil environment free of predation from terrestrial mongoose. We believe they serve as arboreal egg laying habitats for iguanas.

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Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Supports Iguanas

September 9, 2014

The International Iguana Foundation and Kelly Bradley of Fort Worth Zoo have received a $25,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund for the Anegada Iguana Recovery Program! This grant will specifically help refurbish the iguana headstarting facilities on Anegada, which are in need of repair and upgrades, in an effort to get more iguanas back into the wild. Our project was one of 141 projects chosen this year as Disney expands their support aimed at protecting the planet for future generations and inspiring the conservation leaders of tomorrow.

 

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund

We would like to thank everyone at the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund for supporting our mission to ensure the survival of iguanas and their habitats through conservation and scientific programs in critical ecosystems around the world!

http://www.disney.com/conservation

2014 IIF Request for Proposals

The International Iguana Foundation is pleased to announce their annual request for proposals for iguana conservation. For more information, application guidelines and budget forms, please go to the Grants menu > Apply for a Grant. A sample of a model application is  available to serve as a guide for applicants and to ensure consistency in format. Proposal submissions must be received by 2 October 2014.