Last week the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF) launched the American Iguana Bounty Programme as one of its strategies to prevent the spread of and eradicate the pest that is a threat to Fiji’s agriculture, tourism, food security, biodiversity and human health. The bounty is to provide incentive to people on Qamea and Matagi Island to catch the American iguana and assist BAF in eradicating the pest on these islands. The American iguana is a declared pest in Fiji. It was smuggled into the country in 2000 and released on the Qamea Island. This illegal introduction has resulted in the establishment of American iguanas on Qamea and also to the nearby islands of Laucala, Taveuni and Matagi.