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DoE ramps up feral cats campaign

DoE ramps up feral cats campaign

| 08/10/2021 | 152 Comments

(CNS) Feral cats are causing irreversible damage to critically endangered native animal populations across all three Cayman Islands. As a result, the Department of Environment is ramping up its education campaign on social media, making the case for a humane cull. The experts say the cats cannot be allowed to continue to roam freely and […]

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Mangrove protection still limited by laws

Mangrove protection still limited by laws

| 30/09/2021 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Mangroves are still disappearing under the bulldozer, even after the National Conservation Council (NCC) adopted a Species Conservation Plan for Mangroves, because this protection is limited by the parameters of the conservation and planning laws, which do not prevent owners from developing their land in accordance with the planning laws.

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CPA urged not to allow clearing of critical habitat

CPA urged not to allow clearing of critical habitat

| 28/09/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The Central Planning Authority is being urged not to allow a developer to clear two separate plots of critical natural habitat, one in Breakers and the other in High Rock, East End, in the absence of any development plans, given the growing concern about the loss of primary forest and mangroves. An application going […]

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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 | 97 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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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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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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New Rangers needed to help save mangroves

New Rangers needed to help save mangroves

| 24/08/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Mangrove Rangers are looking for new recruits who can play a hands-on role in helping save this critical and dwindling habitat. A number of the current Rangers are leaving Cayman to go to college, and organisers are hoping to attract some new members. The Mangrove Rangers programme offers young people the […]

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Botanic Park appeals for help with clean-up

Botanic Park appeals for help with clean-up

| 19/08/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Tropical Storm Grace caused substantial damage to the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and the Tourism Attraction Board (TAB), which manages the park, is appealing to the community for help with the clean-up. The park needs hands, heavy equipment and cash to tackle the massive job of removing debris, which could take many weeks […]

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Plan rolled out for ‘blues’ precarious future

Plan rolled out for ‘blues’ precarious future

| 04/08/2021 | 2 Comments

(CNS): The Blue Iguana Conservation programme has launched a Strategic Species Action Plan for the next five years, which outlines the objectives to help conserve Grand Cayman’s iconic blue iguana. Although the species has been brought back from the brink of extinction, its future remains precarious as the original threats that almost killed off this […]

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NT sets sights on critical habitat for conservation

NT sets sights on critical habitat for conservation

| 28/07/2021 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is hoping to boost the coffers of its Land Reserve Fund in order to acquire three separate pieces of land for conservation after the owners offered to sell to the charity. The Trust said the pieces of land have been prioritised for purchase, including acreage in the […]

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