Although the Galapagos Pink Iguana first became known in 1986, it wasn’t until 2009 when it was officially declared a new species. It is the only iguana species that can live and forage on the volcanic slopes of its natural habitat.
The Galapagos Pinkiguana, which is estimated to have a population of 200-300 individuals, is one of the most endangered species on the Galapagos Islands. Because it is a rare species and has a small population, habitat destruction and invasive species are all possible.
Galapagos Pink Iguana habitat and species are under threat. Conservation efforts are being made. The species has been listed as Critically Endangered. To protect the Wolf Volcano region, the Ecuadorian government has taken measures, including limiting access and monitoring the iguana populations.
Only scientists and conservationists are allowed to observe the Pink Iguana within its natural habitat due to these protection measures. This rare and stunning creature is an unforgettable sight. Hopefully, Galapaguenos will soon be able to see it in its natural habitat.
Galapagos Conservancy’s discovery of Pink Iguana eggs last year has given new insight into the threats to the iguanas and renewed hope for their survival. Galapagos Conservancy works to preserve the Galapagos Islands’ Pink Iguanas and other rare species by raising awareness and promoting conservation.