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Warning against moving American reptile

By Serafina Qalo
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Update: 12:48PM THE Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF) has reiterated its warning about transporting American iguanas from areas of Taveuni to other parts of Fiji.

The warning follows the extension of the Declaration of Biosecurity Emergency Areas of American iguana for another six months.

BAF executive chairman Xavier Khan said the Biosecurity Emergency Declaration on American iguana has been put in place to control the spread of the pest.

Anyone found carrying or breeding the iguanas can be fined $40,000 for an individual.

The iguanas are found on Qamea, Taveuni, Matagi and Laucala islands.