13 Jun 2013

Iguana bounty programme launched in Fiji

5:06 am on 13 June 2013

A bounty programme has been launched to try and eradicate the American Iguana in Fiji.

The programme, run by the Biosercurity Authority and the NGO, NatureFiji-MareqetiViti, will run for six months and encourage people to catch Iguanas and trade them in for cash.

The Fiji Times reports that someone who hands over an adult iguana to a biosecurity officer will receive a reward of 5 US dollars, with juveniles and eggs worth less.

All iguanas must be brought in alive.