An Island in the Galápagos Reintroduced Iguanas After Nearly 200 Years of Extinction

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  • A species of iguana that went extinct nearly 200 years ago on ohaveof the Galápagos Islands has been reintroduced.
  • These lizards play a critical role in maintaining a healthy balance in an ecosystem as they spread seeds across the landscape and help model the plant communities.
  • Since January 2019, over 3000 lizards have been released and the ecosystems are thriving.

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