The Green Iguana Conservation Project at The San Ignacio Resort Hotel

Just up the hill from The San Ignacio Police Department…

Lies one of San Ignacio’s most elegant hotels with a special tour:

San Ignacio Resort Hotel

The Hotel’s most popular attraction is an ecologically conscious mission that encompasses conservation, entertainment, education, and large lizards.

Nigel runs the show at the Green Iguana Conservation Project

Started in 1996, the project is driven to conserve the iguana population by not only rehabilitating but empowering incubation, hatching, rearing, and providing space to grow until they are ready to be released to the wild.

There’s a comfortable seating area where you will learn about the project before going in

There are two types of iguanas, green iguanas are vegetarians and black iguanas (not in this project) will eat anything from plants, birds, snakes, dead animals, and anything else they can get their hands on.

In Belize, iguanas are consumed like chicken for both the meat and their eggs but unfortunately, the timing of these harvests take out both the mother and the maturing eggs since Iguanas can only lay eggs from February to June and that is iguana season.

The Iguanas have free roam around the large enclosure, they love to climb on the rails

Not all iguanas are ready to be released back into the wild, a few of our new friends will never be leaving the sanctuary due to their injuries but are definitely living much more functional lives than previously offered.

They’ll even climb on you if you’ll let them!

Don’t be afraid, they’ll pose for a picture!

Beware, they’re always watching you…

Learn more about the project and booking at The San Ignacio Resort Hotel

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