Monday, August 23, 2010

roatan's spiny-tailed iguana

A juvenile Spiny-Tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura oedirhina) warms ups on a rock on Paya Bay property. Stesha Pasachnik with the University of Tennessee-Knoxville is currently in Roatan studying this endangered species; creating awareness about how special it is; and finding ways to protect it. Paya Bay Resort is cooperating with Ms. Pasachnik efforts. Our large property with its massive sections of rocky terrain is a natural refuge for these unique creatures. We want to understand everything we could possibly do to help protect it.

One of Ms. Pasachnik first steps is putting out posters like the one above to help create awareness.

I had previously written about these critically endangered animals here, here, and here.

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