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Townson, S
West Indian iguanas of the genus Cyclura: the threat of habitat destruction in the Cayman Islands
British Journal of Herpetology
Journal Article
Cyclura nubila caymanensis;distribution;conservation
During the end of January and beginning of February 1979 the islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman were visited and a search made for their rare endemic iguanas. A population of Cyclura nubila caymanensis was found on Little Cayman about two miles east of West End Point and about half a mile inland from the South Coast. These iguanas are threatened by the intention of the Cayman Government to allow a large crude oil transshipment terminal to be built on this area. The probable effects of this construction and increased human population are discussed, and recommendations made for the conservation of surviving iguanas.