IIF Grants Awarded

2016 * Eight grants totaling $65,471 awarded for 2017

Annual Board of Directors meeting 27 October 2016 at Los Angeles Zoo, California

  • Ariano, Daniel. Community Outreach and Capacity-building for Long-term Conservation of the Endangered Motagua Spiny-tailed Iguana, Ctenosaura palearis.
  • Bradley, Kelly. Conservation, Applied Research, and Recovery of the Anegada Iguana, Cyclura pinguis.
  • Goode, Ashley and Stesha Pasachnik. Monitoring an Endangered Iguana (Ctenosaura oedirhina) and Cultivating the Next Generation of Researchers and Managers.
  • Lovich, Kim. Fijian Iguana Conservation through Long-term Survivorship Monitoring of Captive Head-started and then Released Crested Iguanas (Brachylophus) to Monuriki Island.
  • Maryon, Daisy. Population, Hybridization, and Nesting Ecology of the Critically Endangered Útila Spiny-tailed Iguana, Ctenosaura bakeri, on the Island of Útila, Honduras.
  • Moss, Jeanette. Population Trends and Age-dependent Survivorship in Cyclura nubila caymanensis on Little Cayman: an Ongoing Study in Conservation Biology.
  • Pellechia, Chris. Understanding Interspecific Interactions between Cyclura ricordii and Cyclura cornuta south of Lago Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic.
  • Reynolds, Graham. A Phylogenomic Approach to Estimating Species Diversity and Evolutionary Relationships in West Indian Cyclura.

 

2015 * Nine grants totaling $83,053 awarded for 2016

Annual Board of Directors meeting 9 November 2015 in St. Augustine, Florida

  • Ariano, Daniel and Johana Gil. Education for Conservation of the Endangered Motagua Spiny-tailed Iguana, Ctenosaura palearis, as a Key Seed Disperser in the Seasonally Dry Forests Surrounding Four Rural Communities in Eastern Guatemala.
  • Bradley, Kelly. Conservation, Applied Research, and Recovery of the Anegada Iguana, Cyclura pinguis.
  • Campbell, Ashley and Stesha Pasachnik. Monitoring an Endangered Iguana (Ctenosaura oedirhina) and Cultivating the Next Generation of Researchers and Managers.
  • Díaz-Juárez, Gabriela. Effects of Habitat Fragmentation and Hunting on the Genetic Diversity of the Threatened Oaxacan Spiny-tailed Iguana. Part 2: Evaluation of the Genetic Diversity of the Sister Taxa, the Yellow-backed Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura flavidorsalis) and Five-keeled Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura quinquecarinata).
  • Lovich, Kim. Fijian Iguana Conservation through Development of a New Ranger Program for Macuata Island.
  • Maryon, Daisy and David Lee. A Study of the Reproductive and Dispersal Behavior of the Critically Endangered Útila Spiny-tailed Iguana, Ctenosaura bakeri, on the Island of Útila, Honduras.
  • Moss, Jeanette. Mark-recapture Study and the Use of Radio Telemetry to Investigate Nest-site Selection of Cyclura nubila caymanensis on Little Cayman.
  • Mukhida, Farah. Reintroducing Iguana delicatissima to Prickly Pear East, Anguilla, for Long-term Species Monitoring, Conservation, and Survival.
  • Rupp, Ernst and Grupo Jaragua. Strengthening Conservation Actions for Ricord’s Iguana, Cyclura ricordii, in the Dominican Republic.

 

2014 * Eight grants totaling $61,927 awarded for 2015

Annual Board of Directors meeting 23 October 2014 at Miami Zoo, Florida

  • Ariano, Daniel and Johana Gil. Assessment of the Seed Dispersal Ecosystem Service Given by the Endangered Motagua Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura palearis) in Guatemala, as a Tool to Promote In-country Conservation of the Species and its Habitat through Ecosystem Services.
  • Bradley, Kelly. Conservation, Applied Research, and Recovery of the Anegada Iguana (Cyclura pinguis).
  • Carreras De Leon, Rosanna and Stesha Pasachnik. Husbandry and Education Capacity Building to Support Cyclura Conservation in the Dominican Republic.
  • Diaz-Juarez, Gabriela. Field Support to Study the Effects of Habitat Fragmentation and Hunting on the Genetic Diversity of the Threatened Oaxacan Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura oaxacana).
  • Fisher, Robert. Assessment of Epiphytic Breeding-site Usage by Fijian Banded Iguanas (Brachylophus sp.).
  • Moss, Jeanette. Nesting Ecology of Cyclura nubila caymanensis on the Sister Islands, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac.
  • Mukhida, Farah. Establishing Baseline Population and Distribution Data to Inform Population Recovery of Iguana delicatissima on Anguilla, British West Indies.
  • Rupp, Ernst. Advancing Conservation of Ricord´s Iguana (Cyclura ricordii).

 

2013 * Seven grants totaling $52,550 awarded for 2014

Annual Board of Directors meeting 9 November 2013 at Brevard Zoo, Melbourne, Florida

  • Bradley, Kelly and Glenn Gerber. Continuing the Headstart Program and Establishing a Unified Management Plan for all Cyclura pinguis Populations in the British Virgin Islands.
  • Brocca, Jorge. Recovery of the Critically Endangered Ricord’s Iguana through Invasive Species Removal.
  • Campbell, Ashley and Stesha Pasachnik. Nesting in the Roatán Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura oedirhina).
  • Corneil, Jeffrey. Natural History, Demography, Range, and Threats of the Oaxacan Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura oaxacana).
  • Fisher, Robert. Population Assessments and Conservation Genetics Analyses of Fijian Iguana (Brachylophus sp.).
  • Ramirez, Luis and Stesha Pasachnik. Husbandry and Education Capacity Building to Support Cyclura Conservation in the Dominican Republic.
  • Rupp, Ernst. Monitoring of Critical Habitat for Ricord’s Iguana and Restoration of Degraded Areas in the Dominican Republic.

 

2012 * Six grants totaling $47,130 awarded for 2013

Annual Board of Directors meeting 10 November 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas

  • Bradley, Kelly. Conservation, applied Research, and Recovery of the Anegada Iguana, Cyclura pinguis.
  • Campbell, Ashley and Stesha Pasachnik. Ecological and Genetic Evaluation of Roatán’s Spiny-tailed Iguanas (Ctenosaura oedirhina).
  • Fisher, Robert. Population Assessments and Conservation Genetics Analysis of Fijian Iguana (Brachylophus sp.).
  • Rupp, Ernst and Masani Accimé. Supporting Local Communities of Haiti and the Dominican Republic in Conserving Populations of Ricord’s Iguanas, Cyclura ricordii.
  • Wagener, Tarren and Glenn Gerber. Rescue and Relocation Program for the Critically Endangered Turks and Caicos Iguana, Cyclura carinata.
  • Williams-Guillen, Kim and Cesar Otero-Ortuno. Population Assessment and Environmental Education to Conserve the Endangered Five-keeled Spiny-tailed Iguana, Ctenosaura quinquecarinata, in Nicaragua’s Paso del Istmo Biological Corridor.

 

2011 * Six grants totaling $43,590 awarded for 2012

Annual Board of Directors meeting 12 November 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas

  • Bradley, Kelly and Glenn Gerber. Conservation, Applied Research, and Recovery of the Anegada Iguana, Cyclura pinguis.
  • Campbell, Ashley, Stesha Pasachnik, and Stephen Hudman. Ecological and Genetic Evaluation of Roatán’s Spiny-tailed Iguanas (Ctenosaura oedirhina).
  • Fouraker, Michael and Kelly Bradley. Increasing the Effectiveness and Output of Two Cyclura Headstart Programs through Increased Oversight, (Cyclura collei and Cyclura pinguis).
  • Iverson, John B. Emergency Relocation of Allen Cays Iguanas (Cyclura cychlura inornata) for Mouse Wradication.
  • Pagni, Lee. Action Plan Publication and Implementation Review, Cyclura Species and Iguana delicatissima.
  • Watling, Dick. Urgent Conservation Action for the Yaqaga Island Iguana (Brachylophus vitiensis) in Fiji.

 

2010 * Five grants totaling $59,418 were awarded for 2011

Annual Board of Directors meeting 15 November 2010 in Miami, Florida.

  • Accimé, Masani and Ernst Rupp. Core Support Funding for Ricord’s Iguanas in Haiti and the Domincan Republic.
  • Ariano, Daniel and Luis Alvarado. Increasing Local Capacities for the Conservation of the Critically Endangered Ctenosaura palearis in the Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests of Eastern Guatemala.
  • Bradley, Kelly and Glenn Gerber. Sustaining the Anegada Iguana (Cyclura pinguis) Headstart Program in 2011.
  • Fisher, Robert. Population Assessments and Conservation Genetic Analyses of Fijian Iguana (Brachylophus sp.).
  • Pasachnik, Stesha. Conserving Roatán’s Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura oedirhina) through Research, Education and Outreach.

 

2009 * Five grants totaling $59,869 were awarded for 2010

Annual Board of Directors meeting 26 October 2009 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  • Bradley, Kelly and Glenn Gerber. Maintaining the Anegada Iguana (Cyclura pinguis) Headstart Program in 2010.
  • Fisher, Robert. Banded Iguana (Brachylophus sp.) Species Assessment of the North Eastern Fijian Islands.
  • Pasachnik, Stesha. Conserving the Roatán Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura oedirhina) through Research, Education, and Outreach.
  • Rupp, Ernst and Masani Accimé. Implementation of Species Recovery Plan Activities for the Critically Endangered Ricord’s Iguana (Cyclura ricordii) in the Dominican Republic and Haiti – a Bi-national Program (Core Program Support, 2010 – 2012).
  • Wagener, Tarren and Glenn Gerber. Investigating Intra-island Translocation as a Conservation Strategy for the Turks and Caicos Iguana (Cyclura carinata).

 

2008 * Four grants totaling $30,913 were awarded for 2009

Annual Board of Directors meeting 11-12 November 2008 at the White Oak Conservation Center, Florida.

  • Accimé, Masani. Investigation of Socioeconomic and Cultural Issues Affecting Cyclura ricordii Populations in Anse-à-Pitres, Haiti, with a Comparative Study in Pedernales, Dominican Republic.
  • Gerber, Glenn and Mark Welch. Population Monitoring, Post-hurricane Impact Assessments, and Reproductive Ecology of the Turks and Caicos Iguana.
  • Hines, Kirsten. Physiological Impacts of Tourism and Food Supplementation on Endangered Bahamian Iguanas.
  • Pasachnik, Stesha, Edoardo Pineda, and Jeffrey Corneil. Geographic Distribution of the Honduran Paleate Spiny-tailed Iguana, Ctenosaura melanosterna, in the Valle de Aguán, Honduras.

 

2007 * Five grants totaling $54,464 were awarded for 2008

Annual Board of Directors meeting 15-16 December 2007 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Orlando, Florida.

  • Grupo Jaragua. New Conservation Measures for Ricord’s Iguanas (Cyclura ricordii) in Haiti and Continuation of Conservation Activities in the Dominican Republic.
  • Harlow, Peter. Last Chance to Maintain Genetic Diversity in the Fijian Crested Iguanas, (Brachylophus vitiensis).
  • Pagni et al., Lee. Outreach for Recovery: Activities and Materials to Improve the Conservation of Six Cyclura Species.
  • Pasachnik, Stesha and Edoardo Antunez Pineda. Geographic Distribution of the Honduran Paleate Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura melanosterna) in the Valle de Aguan, Honduras.
  • Wilson, Byron. Core Support for the Jamaican Iguana (Cyclura collei) Recovery Program.

 

2006 * Five grants totaling $39,940 were awarded for 2007

Annual Board of Directors meeting 13-14 November 2006 in Puerto Rico.

  • Gerber, Glenn. Conservation and Management of the Turks and Caicos Iguana, Cyclura carinata.
  • Inchaustegui, Sixto, Yvonne Arias, and Ernst Rupp. Estimation of Ricord’s Iguana, Cyclura ricordii, Population Densities and Reproduction, and Implementation of Conservation Measures in the Pedernales Province, Neiba Valley (Dominican Republic), and Anse-à-Pitres (Haiti).
  • Montgomery, Chad. Status and Conservation of the Black-chested Spiny-tailed Iguana, Ctenosaura melanosterna, in the Cayo Cochinos Archipelago.
  • Morrison, Suzanne, Peter Harlow, and Scott Keogh. Conservation Biology of the Critically Endangered Fijian Crested Iguana, Brachylophus vitiensis.
  • Pasachnik, Stesha. Molecular Evaluation of the Ctenosaura melanosterna Clade.
  • Wilson, Byron. Production of the Jamaican Iguana Species Recovery Plan Document.

 

2005 * Five grants totaling $31,864 were awarded for 2006

Annual Board of Directors meeting 9-10 November 2005 in South Andros, Bahamas.

  • Bradley, Kelly and Glenn Gerber. Conservation of the Anegada Iguana: Public Education, Headstart Optimization, and Nest Protection.
  • Burton, Fred. Restoration of a Second Subpopulation of Wild Grand Cayman Blue Iguanas, Phase Two.
  • Keogh, J. Scott, Peter Harlow, and Suzanne Morrison. Conservation of the Critically Endangered Fijian Crested Iguana.
  • Perez-Buitrago, Nestor, Stephan M. Funk, W.O. McMillan, and Miguel 
Garcia. Development of a Cost-Efficient and Effective Monitoring Program for the Mona Island Iguana Population.
  • Rupp, Ernst. Emergency Request to Grupo Jaragua for a Ricord’s Iguana Population Survey on the South Shore of Lake Enriquillo, Dominican Republic.
  • Wilson, Byron. Jamaica Iguana Recovery Program.

 

2004 * Five grants totaling $48,550 were awarded for 2005

Annual Board of Directors meeting 3 April 2004 at Miami MetroZoo, Florida.

  • Burton, Fred. Establishing a Second Subpopulation of Released Grand Cayman Blue Iguanas, Cyclura lewisi.
  • Gerber, Glenn and Kelly Bradley. Maintaining and Optimizing the Headstart Release Program for the Anegada Iguana, Cyclura pinguis.
  • Hayes, William. Translocation, Population Surveys, and Habitat Restoration for the Bahamian Iguanas, Cyclura r. rileyi and Cyclura r. cristata.
  • Morton, Matt and Karen Graham. Conservation Biology and Management of the Saint Lucian Iguana, Iguana iguana.
  • Vogel, Peter and Byron Wilson. Conservation of the Critically Endangered Jamaican Iguana, Cyclura collei.

 

2003 * Five grants totaling $67,230 were awarded for 2004

Annual Board of Directors meeting 23 March 2003 in New Orleans

  • Burton, Fred. Expansion of In Situ Captive Facility for Grand Cayman Blue Iguana, and Start-up for Local Revenue Measures to Staff the Facility Sustainably.
  • Feistner, Anna T.C. Reproduction and Survival in St. Lucian Iguanas: Breeding Females, Dispersing Hatchlings, and Assessing the Role of Headstarting.
  • Gerber, Glenn and Kelly Bradley. Conservation and Management of the Anegada Iguana.
  • Inchaustegui, Sixto. Cyclura ricordii Population and Habitat Surveys in the Pedernales Province of the Dominican Republic.
  • Vogel, Peter. Jamaican Iguana Conservation and Recovery Program.

 

2002 * Five grants totaling $48,000 were awarded for 2003

Annual Board of Directors meeting 27 April 2002 in San Diego, California.