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Iguanas Anoles and Relatives: Iguanidae - Conservation Status

Animal Life ResourceDinosaurs, Snakes, and Other ReptilesIguanas Anoles and Relatives: Iguanidae - Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, Conservation Status, Cape Spinytail Iguana (ctenosaura Hemilopha): Species Accounts - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET, IGUANIDS AND PEOPLE

CONSERVATION STATUS

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) lists two types of iguanids as Extinct, meaning that none remains alive. Six species are Critically Endangered, which means that they face an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild. Four species are Endangered, which means that they are less endangered but still face a very high risk of extinction. These ten species might soon disappear from Earth. Twelve iguanids are Vulnerable, that is, they face threats that put them at high risk of extinction and they could vanish unless they are protected. One iguanid is Near Threatened, meaning that there is a risk that they will be threatened with extinction. There is not enough information to judge the status of seventeen other species. Attempts are being made to gather the eggs of endangered and threatened iguanids from the wild and raise the young in protected sites, such as zoos.

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