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Feral cats create crisis for local birds and reptiles

Feral cats create crisis for local birds and reptiles

| 21/09/2021 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Experts at the Department of Environment who focus on Cayman’s unique and rare birds and reptiles are increasingly concerned about the danger posed to many species across all three islands from feral cats. The threat to the endemic rock iguana on Little Cayman has been well documented but these animals are also a critical […]

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Hatchlings put on daytime show in Little Cayman

Hatchlings put on daytime show in Little Cayman

| 10/09/2021 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Volunteers with the Department of Environment’s Turtle Team on Little Cayman were on hand last week to catch on camera the rare event of baby turtles hatching from their nests during daylight hours. Sea turtles usually emerge from their nests at night to prevent them from overheating and to evade hungry predators on land […]

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POF keeps focused on nature’s needs

POF keeps focused on nature’s needs

| 08/09/2021 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Protect Our Future, the local student-led NGO that is keenly focused on creating a sustainable future for these islands, persuaded the student body of Cayman International School (CIS) to donate the money raised in the first dressdown day of the year to the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park’s (QEIIBP), which was badly damaged in […]

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Free mulch from TS Grace available

Free mulch from TS Grace available

| 07/09/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The green debris generated by Tropical Storm Grace is being recycled into mulch by the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) and the first load is ready for the taking. All Grand Cayman gardeners and backyard farmers are being offered the free mulch from the Temporary Vegetation Collection Site in Prospect from Wednesday on a […]

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Mosquito trouble is the worst for decades

Mosquito trouble is the worst for decades

| 06/09/2021 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Mosquito and Research Control Unit Director Dr Alan Wheeler has blamed the worst mosquito problems for two decades on a number of natural factors, such as COVID-19 and Tropical Storm Grace, but not the management issues that have surrounded the MRCU over the last two years. Wheeler, who was appointed as director in July […]

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Nominees needed for conservation gongs

Nominees needed for conservation gongs

| 30/08/2021 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is now accepting nominations for the Governor’s Conservation Awards, which recognise outstanding achievement among individuals and corporations that demonstrate an active role in the fields of historic preservation and environmental conservation across all three Cayman Islands. There are five categories and nominations will be assessed by a […]

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Ida churns into hurricane north of Cayman

Ida churns into hurricane north of Cayman

| 27/08/2021 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands had a close shave with Tropical Storm Ida as the system is now a hurricane and is expected to strengthen into an extremely dangerous major hurricane before it reaches the US Gulf Coast, according to the US National Hurricane Center. Ida reached Cuba’s Isle of Youth Friday afternoon with wind speeds […]

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Sister Islands suffer worst of Ida’s weather

Sister Islands suffer worst of Ida’s weather

| 27/08/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The unpredictable path of Tropical Storm Ida brought the system closest to Grand Cayman early this morning but because of the shape of the storm, the Sister Islands suffered the worst of the weather. The all clear for Cayman Brac and Little Cayman takes effect at 11am this morning, five hours after Grand Cayman. […]

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Tropical Storm Ida heads to Western Cuba

Tropical Storm Ida heads to Western Cuba

| 26/08/2021 | 26 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 8:15am: Grand Cayman was given the all clear from Tropical Storm Ida at 6am Thursday morning, though at that time the Sister Islands were still experiencing storm conditions. Ida is now heading towards Western Cuba and the Isle of Youth, where tropical storm condition are expected later today. According to Deputy Governor Franz […]

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Storm warning issued as TD9 heads for Cayman

Storm warning issued as TD9 heads for Cayman

| 26/08/2021 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands is bracing itself for another potential storm after the country was placed under a tropical storm warning at 10:00 Thursday morning. At that time Tropical Depression 9 was about 210 miles southeast of Grand Cayman moving towards the northwest at 13mph with maximum winds speeds of 35mph. The system is expected […]

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Warning issued for severe wet weather

Warning issued for severe wet weather

| 25/08/2021 | 2 Comments

(CNS): A very active tropical wave currently extending across Haiti is expected to move over the Western Caribbean and could stir up some severe weather for the Cayman Islands over the next couple of days, the National Weather Service reported Wednesday. A week after Grand Cayman faced Tropical Storm Grace, the National Hurricane Center has […]

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