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Minister Praise Islanders In Role To Protect Iguanas

Mr Reddy said this when he launched the conservation and protection of Fiji’s endangered Iguana species policy at Yadua Taba Island yesterday.
22 May 2020 11:10
Minister Praise Islanders In Role To Protect Iguanas
From left: Permanent Secretary for Environment Joshua Wycliffe, Minister for Agriculture, Waterways and Environment, Mahendra Reddy and Director Environment Sandeep Singh on Yadua Taba Island on May 21,2020. Photo: Laisa Lui

The Minister for Agriculture, Waterways and Environment, Mahendra Reddy, praised Tui Raviravi and his people’s commitment with stakeholders in their role to protect iguanas.

Mr Reddy said this when he launched the conservation and protection of Fiji’s endangered Iguana species policy at Yadua Taba Island yesterday.

“The Crested Iguana is one of the four unique species that’s endemic to Fiji,” Mr Reddy said.

“I am proud to see the commitment of Tui Raviravi and his people, in collaboration with National Trust of Fiji, to protect and designated this island first iguana sanctuary in Fiji.

“In our commemoration of the International Biological Diversity Day (IBD) for 2020, our Ministry of Environment is here to launch the Conservation and Protection of Fiji’s endangered Iguana Species Policy and has taken this proactive stand in its commitment to protect our Fijian endangered iguana species known in the Genus Brachylophus.

The 70 hectare island on the North West part of Fiji has more than 12,000 iguanas.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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