Welcome to the website of the Dutch Iguana Foundation.
Our main goal is to improve the quality of life of all herbivorous lizards. In captivity and in the wild. We try to achieve this by the following activities:
- Support / setup projects to conserve species included in our foundation.
- Get people with interests in herbivorous lizards together.
- Collect data and information about herbivorous lizards.
- Redistribute data and information about herbivorous lizards.
We use these achivements to improve the quality of life of all herbivorous lizards. In the wild and in captivity.
Since the base of our foundation is about keeping herbivorous lizards, collecting and spreading information about iguana’s is a big part of our work.
We stand for responsible ownership. Through education, we aim to improve the well-being of animals held in captivity. The Dutch Iguana Foundations plays an important role as an advisor for the government.
We have several platforms to stay in contact with our contributors.
A facebookpage is used to connect with a wide public.
We have our own magazine, which is called the Iguana Varia. It comes out 3 to 4 times a year. Our contributors can send in their own reports and stories, therefore it contains a variety of subjects. From enclosure building reports to conservation actions and food and medical issues. We have several collection issues of our magazine, with earlier released data about a specific species.
Another way we reach out to iguana enthusiasts is by visiting reptile fairs. This is mainly to promote our foundation, maintaining contacts and to inform people on how to keep their iguana’s.
The main goal of our website is to spread information.
On our website people can find general information about iguana’s, keeper manuals, a medical library, a nutritional chart and several other items about keeping iguana’s in captivity (not all pages are -yet- available in English)
An important part of our foundation is about conservation and raising awareness. We point out why it is important to protect wild species and populations. Donors of our foundation contribute financially to the conservation of endangered iguana species and therefore form an important bridge between hobby and protecting nature.
To sustain our foundation we rely on a small contributor base.
With this income we can maintain our website and magazine.
All the proceeds of sales from the fairs, as additional fees and gifts and the remaining funds of our contributors are for conservation projects.
Become a contributor of the DIGF?