RSSLand Habitat

Gov’t warned EIA needed for road extension

Gov’t warned EIA needed for road extension

| 04/11/2019 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Government is pointing the finger at the National Conservation Council for delaying the start of the East-West Arterial Extension, despite knowing for five years that if it wanted to press ahead with this road it would need to conduct an environmental impact assessment (EIA). A screening report from the Department of Environment for the […]

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One million greens bite the dust

One million greens bite the dust

| 24/10/2019 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Cullers, who have been working for just under twelve months to control what was a serious risk to Cayman’s natural environment from the invasive green iguanas, reached an important milestone Thursday, when the millionth animal was killed. Fred Burton, the head of the Department of Environment Terrestrial Resources Unit, said the landmark was a […]

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Developer to explain shoreline work to CPA

Developer to explain shoreline work to CPA

| 15/10/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The developer behind the Rum Point Club condos, who dug up a strip of North Side shoreline without the necessary permission, has been called to explain what happened to the Central Planning Authority, after he made an after-the-fact application for the work two years later. Meanwhile, another Rum Point landowner who cleared a site, […]

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Pirates plan raid on plastic

Pirates plan raid on plastic

| 10/10/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Pirates will be joining forces with a local NGO next month for a raid on plastic at Safehaven. The Pirates Week Festival announced this week that it has brought back the beach clean-up to this year’s festival and will be partnering with Plastic Free Cayman. Melanie McField, Pirates Week General Manager, said that anyone […]

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Approval sought for 2-year-old shoreline work

Approval sought for 2-year-old shoreline work

| 08/10/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): More than two years after a developer, without permission, ripped up a slice of the North Side shoreline close to a turtle nesting area, he is now seeking after the fact approval for the assault on the coast. According to the Central Planning Authority agenda, to be heard Wednesday, the Rum Point Club is […]

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POF activists battle Brac beaches

POF activists battle Brac beaches

| 07/10/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Students on Grand Cayman leading the environmental charge locally were recruiting new supporters in Cayman Brac at the weekend. Activists from the Protect Our Future campaign as well as Plastic Free Cayman and the National Trust visited schools and hosted a meet and greet at Popo Jeb’s Pizza to discuss the issues and help […]

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Adult iguana numbers drop 90%

Adult iguana numbers drop 90%

| 01/10/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Even though this year saw a vast number of hatchlings emerge during the green iguana breeding season, the national cull has cut the number of this invasive reptile dramatically. One year after the army of registered cullers hit the bush, they have reduced the population by more than 90%, officials from the Department of […]

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Plans in works to guard blues’ survival

Plans in works to guard blues’ survival

| 01/10/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): After reaching an initial goal of releasing 1,000 blue iguanas into the wild last July, saving these iconic animals from the brink of extinction, the National Trust for the Cayman Islands is now working on a plan to safeguard their future survival. The non-profit recently held a workshop to lay the groundwork for its […]

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DoE: Mangroves could have been saved

DoE: Mangroves could have been saved

| 24/09/2019 | 96 Comments

(CNS): A property owner who cleared her land without a permit and before planning permission has been granted for a home removed healthy mangroves that the Department of Environment said could have been saved. In submissions to the Central Planning Authority for an application to be heard Wednesday, the DoE sounded the alarm, again, about […]

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Baby turtles at risk from ‘rescuers’

Baby turtles at risk from ‘rescuers’

| 23/09/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Misguided rescuers put a batch of baby turtles at risk when they disturbed a nest and encouraged the hatchlings to head towards the sea in broad daylight. The Department of Environment said a video that circulated on social media earlier this month showing people in the Cayman Islands digging up the nest in what […]

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Turtle has narrow escape from dog attack

Turtle has narrow escape from dog attack

| 20/09/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): A nesting turtle narrowly escaped serious injury after she was attacked by two dogs on a local beach earlier this month. The incident was caught on CCTV at an important turtle nesting beach, the Department of Environment said this week in a social media post sharing the images. The turtle made it back to […]

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