Belize Iguana Project
Over the past few years, we at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel have been at the forefront of conservation for the threatened Green Iguana. A highly interpretive and educational exhibit has been designed within the Resort’s property in order to create a closer look at this amazing reptile, and to learn how vital they could be to the ecological balance of the river habitat.
About the Project
We offer the Adopt an Iguana Program and the Iguana Kids Club, both of which have received much attention locally and internationally. The process of egg incubation, hatching, rearing and releasing juvenile iguanas is an ongoing process on site. Visitors and school children alike are given the opportunity to have contact with one of the many young resident iguanas. The program aims to create awareness, educate, and to release these reptiles into the wild in an effort to repopulate the riverbanks of Belize with these colorful creatures.
A popular part of the program is the highly visited conservation project of the Green Iguana where bright green, juvenile iguanas are cared for until they are ready to be released into the wild. Using perfect camouflage, these juvenile iguanas would go unseen in their temporary home if it were not for your guide pointing out the first few. You can imagine that they are even less visible in the wild.
The Adopt an Iguana Program has also been very successful. Each person adopting an iguana receives a beautiful certificate as well as a t-shirt with the iguana logo.
We feel that the threatened and endangered species of Belize need more protection, and by using interactive exhibits and programs, we can help educate and create a greater awareness among the general public.
Contact us to learn more about the Belize Iguana Project