Iguana Research & Breeding Station, Utila

#13 of 17 in Wildlife in Utila
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Iguana Research & Breeding Station remains a leading conservation and research project in the country. With a team of volunteers and scientific staff, the place continues the breeding program that has produced over 200 hatchlings. Contact directly if you wish to volunteer. Visitors can join a tour explaining the habits of the endangered species and general wildlife in the area. Please be sure to visit the website for all important details. Our Utila online trip planner makes visiting Iguana Research & Breeding Station and other Utila attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Great informative centre. We were given a short tour of the area, got to see many of the iguanas and hear about the conservations efforts. Definitely worth a visit!  more »
  • We came on a cold and rainy day, so the iguanas weren't active when we were there. We were still able to see their little faces peaking out from their hidey holes. Unfortunately we didn't get to see.....  more »
  • we enjoyed visiting there again and tour was very informative ,they rely on donations to proctect these animals from predators and poachers highly reccommend  more »
  • It's neither a zoo nor an iguana farm, the Iguana Station is an honest grassroots project dedicated to the research and conservation of Utila's wildlife and ecosystems, as well as promoting local youth. The station was built 25 years ago as a joint project of German and Honduran scientists. Since 2008 the project is now part of the Bay Islands Foundation, a non-profit and non-governmental organization from Honduras.
  • Wish this place was visited more. The volunteers provided an excellent guided tour and history of why the iguanas are so scarse and how they are working to improve the population
  • Very interesting place , well run , staff are helpful, informative and are happy to give excellent guided tours, really knowledgeable about all aspects of wildlife on the island
  • We had an excellent volunteer guide who provided us with interesting details.
  • I highly recommend stopping here while on your stay in Utila. It is very educational and gives you a better insight to what is happening on the island. We arrived just as they were feeding the Iguanas. The staff greeted us and welcomed us to the place. They allowed us to assist in feeding the iguanas all while giving us a view of what they do there and on the island. They are a good organization working on many things other than the iguanas. I recommend stopping in for a visit and learn some interesting facts. They do welcome donations to help support their efforts.

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