International Iguana Foundation: The Zoo’s General Curator, Colette Hairston Adams, serves as a member of the Board of the International Iguana Foundation (IIF), whose mission is to actively support conservation, awareness and scientific programs that enhance the survival of wild iguanas and their habitats.
The IIF is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to raise the financial resources essential to implementing iguana conservation programs. Working in concert with the Iguana Specialist Group (ISG) of IUCN – the World Conservation Union and other conservation organizations, it provides critical support to initiatives prioritized in the ISG’s Conservation Action Plan and Species Recovery Plans. In addition, the IIF works to generate public awareness of the many threats facing iguana species today.
In order to support IIF conservation programs, the Gladys Porter Zoo makes an annual financial contribution to the organization.