Stesha A Pasachnik


Contact Information:

Institute for Conservation Research

San Diego Zoo Global

15600 San Pasqual Valley Road

Escondido, CA 92027

Tel: 760-291-5720

Fax: 760-291-5458

SAPasachnik (at)

         All who wander are not lost...

                Updated Feb 2016

I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute for Conservation Research and Co-Chair of the IUCN SSC Iguana Specialist Group.

I seek to address conservation in a holistic way, incorporating education and outreach, with ecological and molecular research to inform conservation strategies in the most appropriate ways. I have focused on iguanas in Central America and the Caribbean for most of my career but am expanding into new fields all the time.

Iguanas are some of the largest and most charismatic reptiles you will find. They are also among the most endangered reptiles in the world. For these reason together they are great model species for the conservation of unique biodiversity. Please join me in aiding in their protection and the protection of all biodiversity.