The global need to address threats from invasive alien iguanas
Common Green Iguanas (Iguana iguana) and Spiny-tailed Iguanas (Ctenosaura similis and C. pectinata) are native to Neotropical regions. These reptiles have been redistributed
beyond their native ranges primarily via the pet trade, for human consumption, or as unintended commensals in horticultural and construction shipments (IUCN SSC Iguana Specialist
Group, 2017; van den Burg et al., 2020a). As such, these intentional and accidental releases have led to established and uncontrolled invasive alien iguana populations in >25 countries, with islands being most vulnerable (IUCN SSC Iguana Specialist Group, 2017; van den Burg et al., 2020b).
Referenced in the article "Adopt a proactive attitude towards nonnative Green iguana biosecurity" in BioNews 40