In other exciting news this week, after a thorough re-survey of Redonda the conservation organizations have determined that Redonda is officially rat and goat free. This is terrific news because even a small pocket of rats that were missed in last year’s eradication could quickly explode into a huge population, negating all of the conservation progress to date.
Here’s a great article written by Fauna and Flora, one of the NGOs spearheading the effort including some lizard pictures and a couple of my quotes.
With the help of my college roommate, Ben, we also put together this video about Redonda: Enjoy!
Finally, to cap off the good news, the government of Antigua and Barbuda has officially made the decision to designate Redonda a nature reserve. This island has come a long way, and now it’s looking like it has a bright, beautiful future as home to three fascinating lizards and so many other interesting plants and animals.