Iguana Research & Breeding Station, Utila

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In 1994 the Zoologische Gesellschaft Frankfurt (1858), the Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft (1817) and other international conservation organizations along with Honduran institutions led by the german scientist and author Gunther Koehler, PhD., created the "Utila Conservation Project".

The aim of the project was to protect and study the endemic and endangered Utila Spiny-tailed iguana, Ctenosaura bakeri. So, in 1997 the joint efforts bore fruits and the Iguana Research & Breeding Station was built.

20 years later, the Iguana Research & Breeding Station, now in care of the Bay Islands Foundation, stands as the leading nature research and conservation project of Honduras. Our exemplary team of volunteers, scientific and operating staff is dedicated and goal oriented.

If you'd like to join our team of incredible volunteers, send us an email at volo@utila-iguana.de

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  • was great to see that steps are being taken to save the Iguanas from extinction .Too bad they had to protect them from poachers ...still highly recommend a visit  more »
  • Small research station with an informative lobby regarding the island and its' iguanas, most importantly the critically endangered Swampy. A volunteer will introduce you to their resident iguanas and....  more »
  • It's neither a zoo nor an iguana farm, the Iguana Station is an honest grassroots project dedicated to the research and conservation of Utila's wildlife and ecosystems, as well as promoting local youth. The station was built 25 years ago as a joint project of German and Honduran scientists. Since 2008 the project is now part of the Bay Islands Foundation, a non-profit and non-governmental organization from Honduras.
  • Wish this place was visited more. The volunteers provided an excellent guided tour and history of why the iguanas are so scarse and how they are working to improve the population
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