The Critically Endangered Ricord's iguana (Cyclura ricordi) is a priority species for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Caribbean Islands biodiversity hotspot.
One of only nine iguanas of its kind in the world, this species of large rock iguana has an extremely limited distribution. Only four small isolated subpopulations exist in the south-central part of the island of Hispaniola. Three of the subpopulations can be found in the Dominican Republic, where significant conservation efforts have taken place based on a Species Recovery Plan outlined by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Iguana Specialist Group.
With support from CEPF, International Iguana Foundation (IIF) partnered with local stakeholders and the municipal government to legally protect 3,000 hectares of dry forest in Anse-à-Pitres, home to the only subpopulation known to exist in Haiti.
Learn more in the video below.