Island Conservation blog included as one of their “Five Conservation Success Stories to Celebrate.” The Goat Islands, located off the coast of Jamaica, have been preserved as habitat for the Critically Endangered Jamaican Rock Iguana. The species has been under pressure due to the presence of invasive species, habitat destruction, and hunting.
A plan to develop the Goat Islands threatened to dismantle breeding and relocation plans. Good fortune befell the rock iguanas when development plans were dropped. As Emily Heber writes, the iguanas will be able to relocate to the Goat Islands after all.