Surging Wild Iguana Populations in Lopburi Cause Concern

Rhinoceros Iguana (Cyclura cornuta) in Thailand.

An Iguana in a Thailand Zoo. Photo: Bernard DUPONT / flickr.

On November 16th, 2023, Thai National Park officials, wildlife conservation agency officials, and relevant officials performed a field inspection to instruct locals and investigate the population of iguanas in Phatthana Nikhom, Lopburi.

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According to the report from National Park officials, green iguanas, an alien species, are breeding in large numbers in Phatthana Nikhom areas, approximately 100 were found during the investigation. The extensive number of green iguanas in the area have been causing trouble to locals by mangling agricultural crops.

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By Adam Judd

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