Archive for January 22nd, 2019

More hands needed to keep iguana cull on track

More hands needed to keep iguana cull on track

| 22/01/2019 | 41 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment is making another call for more registered green iguana cullers, as the number of the invasive species being killed has begun to decline. The current group of cullers has managed to remove around 350,000 iguanas during the island-wide effort to massively diminish the population and reduce the negative impact they […]

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Blues get over $200k for future conservation

Blues get over $200k for future conservation

| 22/01/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Blue Iguana Recovery Programme, which has saved Grand Cayman’s iconic and endemic iguana from extinction, has received a welcome grant of over CI$212,000 as it moves into Phase II of this critically important conservation project. The money has come from the the Darwin Plus Initiative, a UK-based grant scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and […]

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MOT ignores key criticisms in response to airport audit

MOT ignores key criticisms in response to airport audit

| 22/01/2019 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Responding to the Office of the Auditor General’s audit of the airport redevelopment project and the problems identified by Sue Winspear and her team, the Ministry of Tourism justified the time and cost overruns but completely ignored the problems identified by the auditors that stemmed from the poor performance of the project’s main consultants. […]

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Farm saved turtles from extinction but survival ratio low

Farm saved turtles from extinction but survival ratio low

| 22/01/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): A genetic study into nesting green sea turtles in the Cayman Islands found that the mass releases by the Cayman Turtle Farm (now the Cayman Turtle Centre) in the 1980’s and 1990’s saved them from extinction in the region. But only a small percentage of the 30,000 hatchlings and yearlings released over 20 years […]

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