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Taiwan set to ban import of over 8,000 species

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is poised to ban the import of over 8,000 species with an updated list of contraband goods published by the Bureau of Foreign Trade on Monday (April 18). A total...

Taiwan’s Pingtung caught nearly 20,000 green iguanas last year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 19,733 green iguanas were caught in Pingtung County in 2021, which is 2.3 times the number caught in the previous year and the most of any part of the country, ...

Green iguana found outside residence in southwest Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chiayi County resident came home Tuesday (March 30) to find a large green iguana, which experts say was looking for a place to lay its eggs, clinging onto the front door...

Free entry at south Taiwan’s Shoushan Zoo until March

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Shoushan Zoo (壽山動物園) in Gushan District, Kaohsiung, is Taiwan's second biggest zoo and has extended free entry until March. To encourage domestic travel and ...

1.5 meter 'Iguanazilla' captured in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A massive green iguana that frightened a Taiwanese woman on Monday, has been "arrested and brought to justice," in southern Taiwan after a long lizard hunt was l...

200 green iguanas captured in southwestern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As green iguanas proliferate across southern Taiwan, over 200 have been captured in Chiayi County over the past month. With the invasive species rapidly multiplying in ...

Taiwanese woman frightened by ‘sunbathing’ iguana

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photo of a giant green iguana lying on a curbside taking an apparent sunbath has attracted much attention on social media, racking up hundreds of comments. The photo,...

Eating green iguanas legal in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fighting an invasion of green iguanas in south Taiwan by serving up their meat is legal, as the animal is not a protected species, but the practice might not be healthy, t...

Green iguanas continue to wreak havoc in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Invasive green iguanas continue to plague southern Taiwan, wreaking havoc on agricultural produce, irrigation ditches, and ecological balance. Pingtung Department of Ag...

Green iguanas out of control in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 4,000 green iguanas were caught in southern Taiwan last year, raising fears that the invasive species is growing out of control, CNA reported on Tuesday (Dec. 31...