Drivers urged to lookout for blues

| 07/04/2021 | 9 Comments
Cayman News Service
Blue iguana by the side of the road (Photo courtesy of the National Trust)

(CNS): With the blue iguana breeding season now underway, drivers are urged to look out for these iconic and still endangered indigenous animals on the road as they roam around to find mates and territory. Motorists are asked to slow down and give the blues a wide berth as part of the conservation effort. The National Trust for the Cayman Islands said that every year a large number of adult blue iguanas are victims of careless drivers, even in 2020, when there was less traffic on the road.

“Every loss is a huge blow to breeding and conservation efforts for this species,” the Trust stated in a release announcing the start of the breeding season. “We would like to thank all of our supporters, volunteers and our community in helping us protect our endemic and endangered blue iguanas. We look forward to what we hope will be a safe and successful breeding season.”

Anyone interested in supporting the work to protect the blues through a monetary donation or as a volunteer, can email Luke Harding at bic@nationaltrust.org.ky.

Stay connected with Blue Iguana Conservation by following the project on Facebook and Instagram @blueiguanaconservation.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Why?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thats all they understand, is to catch people during 10 mph over the speed limit. They never catch real spenders, like during 30 t0 60 over the speed limit. Most of them are not the sharpest tool in the shed

  3. Anonymous says:

    Yea sure, we dont even care much for human beings. The amount of fatal hit and runs that have happened is damn right sad.

  4. Anonymous says:

    …And lookout for pedestrians, cyclists, and other drivers too. Then our roads may be safe for all animals included.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Good luck with that.

    The primary reserve is off a 50mph zone. The average person can’t tell a blue from a green and most drivers view the greens as fair game.

    The only hope for the blues is to contain them within their reserves. It is beyond silly to expect the general populace to look out for them on the roads. Most drivers in Cayman are negligent in the extreme and many are downright malicious.

  6. Roadrunner says:

    A much better idea would be to look out for light poles.

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