THE Biosecurity Authority of Fiji has used $200,000 for the eradication program of American iguanas in the north.
Chief executive officer Waisiki Gonemaituba said BAF had a stringent monitoring and surveillance program on movement of American iguana within or outside the Biosecurity Emergency Declaration zones.
Mr Gonemaituba said other types of awareness programs included displayed billboards mounted at all wharves informing people of the fines and penalties related to movement of American iguanas.
"Also the communities on Qamea, Taveuni, Matagi and Laucala Island understand the gravity of moving American iguana and have been working very closely with BAF on its eradication program.
"Apart from the Biosecurity Emergency Areas for American iguana (Qamea, Matagi, Taveuni and Laucala islands) there is no concrete evidence on the presence of American Iguana in other parts of Fiji," Mr Gonemaituba said. He said the eradication program had progressed well.
BAF received funds from government which would accelerate eradication efforts.