The conservation work carried out at the Utila Iguana Conservation Project aims to ensure the survival of the endangered swamper iguana, which is endemic to Utila.
Since 1994, the Frankfurt Zoological Society and the Senckenberg Nature Research Society have worked jointly to preserve the Utila Spiny-Tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura bakeri), which lives only on the island of Utila. Several other organizations, including Honduran NGOs, joined their efforts and in 1997 the Iguana Research and Breeding Station (IRBS) was founded. Since 1994 more than 1800 volunteers have assisted with work at the station.
The Utila Iguana Conservation Project
The jobs for the volunteers are very varied: public relations, environmental education, animal care, gardening,
station maintenance and ecological research, are just a few examples.
A number of volunteers are students in biology or veterinary medicine but assistance from people with other skills
are welcome and will be of great assistance.
8:00 am Feed iguanas
Bike tour around the island, kayak through the canal to north side, hiking to Pumpin Hill (highest place in the island), diving/snorkling, swimming in the ocean, Yoga, good cafe shops, good local food, many bars and some disco´s.
The shared rooms and shared bathrooms are in the second floor of the house, depending of the type of room can have a couple of bunks, or 2 beds, etc. The shower are shared aswell.