Jamaican Iguana | Critically Endangered
Driven to the brink by invasive species brought to Jamaica by humans, this tropical reptile was thought to be extinct in the wild for 52 years. While a small population was recently discovered, they remain critically endangered. Purchase a limited-edition pass and take action with us to help protect the Jamaican iguana.
Named after our native home, we Jamaican iguanas were once the largest land animal on the island. But as European colonists arrived, they brought with them invasive species such as the mongoose, which invaded our home, preyed on our young, and drove us to the brink of extinction. You can help species like ours, around the world, by living wildlife friendly. Keep domestic animals away from wildlife, stick to the path in natural areas, and when you see an animal in its natural habitat, observe, don't disturb.
The Price of Extinction takes into account how long each species has been at risk and how much it would cost to save them. The higher the price, the higher their risk.
Each Price of Extinction is represented by a collectible, limited-edition pass that helps to take away their threat. So, buy a pass, hear their plea, and take action with us to protect these critical species.
About the Artist
These collectible passes feature art by illustrator Chiara Vercesi, who donated her time and talent to create these one-of-a-kind pieces. Chiara is an Italian illustrator currently based in Amsterdam. Recognized for her vibrant style rich in textures and atmospheric brush strokes, she creates illustrations that are attention-grabbing and bold, yet light, and have a natural flow. Chiara begins by playing with the composition, concept, and design until it’s perfectly balanced. She has worked for years as a designer, art director, illustrator, concept artist, and creative artist. In 2018, she co-founded Sail Ho Studio collective.