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‘Silversides show’ threatened by port

‘Silversides show’ threatened by port

| 16/07/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Activists opposing the development of the proposed cruise berthing facilities in the George Town Harbour reminded people on social media this weekend about one of the many natural wonders that will be lost if the project goes ahead. The arrival of the silversides this month at Eden Rock and Devil’s Grotto is a spectacular […]

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Development poses growing threat to parrots

Development poses growing threat to parrots

| 09/07/2019 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The continued clearing of land for development in the Cayman Islands is posing an increasing threat to its endemic parrots. Adding to the problem of poaching, the ongoing impact on the National Birds’ habitat is making them less resilient, according to the Department of Environment. With the hurricane season now underway, a major storm […]

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Cullers bag over 800k greens

Cullers bag over 800k greens

| 07/07/2019 | 54 Comments

(CNS): A whopping 803,446 green iguanas have now been killed since the culling programme began at the end of October last year. The latest statistics, which were posted on the Department of Environment’s website this weekend, reveals that in June alone over 112,000 greens were bagged and taken to the dump, the largest haul in […]

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550lbs garbage collected on one beach

550lbs garbage collected on one beach

| 07/07/2019 | 54 Comments

(CNS): Around 50 volunteers picked up over 550lbs of garbage from one beach in just one day this weekend, highlighting the continued issue of trash collecting around our coastline. In one of Plastic Free Cayman’s monthly beach clean-ups, the unpaid trash pickers worked at Sandhole in West Bay, and in addition to the hefty haul […]

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Turtle found tangled in line and net

Turtle found tangled in line and net

| 04/07/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): A large juvenile loggerhead turtle has been put down after it was found in the Barkers area entangled in fishing line and a cargo net yesterday, the Department of Environment has reported on its social media pages. The near two-foot-long rare turtle sustained two fin injuries so severe it had to be euthanised. The […]

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Turtle conservation may stop CTC releases

Turtle conservation may stop CTC releases

| 02/07/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Turtle Centre’s release of yearlings into the wild and more recently the eggs placed on beaches around Grand Cayman may be stopped under a species conservation plan for all turtles, which is now under public consultation, unless the CTC allows an independent verification of its standards and protocols. Department of Environment Director […]

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Teen activists ‘asking right questions’

Teen activists ‘asking right questions’

| 28/06/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Local teenagers at the forefront of the growing green movement in Cayman were applauded and urged to press on with their activism at a public meeting on Wednesday. Johann Moxam, who has been one of several activists behind the petition for a people’s vote on government’s proposed controversial cruise project, said they “were the […]

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Lighting key to turtle survival

Lighting key to turtle survival

| 28/06/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The implementation of the right kind of turtle-friendly lighting on all beachfront properties in critical locations around the Cayman Islands will be key to the future survival of the species, according to experts. The Department of Environment begins a public consultation on its science-based species conservation plan next week and among the many strategies […]

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NRA tackling flooding after deluge

NRA tackling flooding after deluge

| 25/06/2019 | 127 Comments

(CNS): A heavy downpour of rain over George Town on Tuesday saw the roads in and around the capital awash with water; the rain also breached the new arrivals hall of the recently renovated Owen Roberts International Airport. Traffic was snarled up in the unexpected deluge, which flooded the Humane Society and other buildings. Officials […]

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NCC rejects Turtle Centre plan

NCC rejects Turtle Centre plan

| 20/06/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The chair of the National Conservation Council, McFarlane Connolly, has said the NCC will not be accepting a document put forward by the Cayman Turtle Centre because it is not, as claimed, a species conservation plan but a tourism plan, made for the benefit of the Turtle Centre. In a clash between the council […]

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Image sums up ice-melt threat

Image sums up ice-melt threat

| 18/06/2019 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Scientists say that Greenland lost the equivalent of two billion tonnes of ice last week when temperatures soared to more than 40°F (22°C) above normal and triggered an ice melt, captured on film by climate scientist Steffen Olsen from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI). The captivating image, which has gone viral, serves as stark […]

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