Island Species Among Most Threatened by Population Growth

November 1, 2008 • News

After seven rare blue iguanas were killed at a breeding center on Grand Cayman Island, attention and donations flowed into the Blue Iguana Recovery Program there. While the incident brought attention to the plight of the iguana, the real problem posed for the species’ survival—human population growth—has gone largely unnoticed. Staff writer Ben Block reports on the growing pressures facing island species.

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