RSSLand Habitat

More than 550 turtle nests break season records

More than 550 turtle nests break season records

| 20/01/2021 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The year 2020 will go down in history for many reasons but it has also made the record books here for the length of the wild turtle nesting season and number of nests found on the islands’ beaches. Across Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, Department of Environment staff and volunteers counted 557 nests and […]

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Activists seek public opinion on environment

Activists seek public opinion on environment

| 19/01/2021 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The local activist group, Amplify Cayman, has published on online survey which it says is designed to gather data and gauge public opinion on local and global environmental issues impacting the Cayman Islands. According to a release from the campaigners, the aim is to influence candidates running for office in May to set environmental […]

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Beach cleaners pick up nearly 1,000lb of plastics

Beach cleaners pick up nearly 1,000lb of plastics

| 18/01/2021 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Volunteers removed over a 1,000lbs of garbage from Grand Cayman’s beaches, most of it plastic, in a clean-up this weekend, with teams working at Barkers Beach in West Bay and beaches in East End, according to a spokesperson for Plastic Free Cayman. As well as highlighting the major issue of marine debris, the haul […]

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Daggaro begins work despite appeals

Daggaro begins work despite appeals

| 12/01/2021 | 124 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WITH NATIONAL TRUST COMMENT: The mysterious aviation company, Daggaro, that has been given approval to create a helicopter-pad and related buildings near to the airport on Cayman Brac began work on Tuesday, deeply upsetting local residents owing to the destruction of an important natural heritage site. Even though appeals have been filed against […]

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Rare twin blues hatched at park

Rare twin blues hatched at park

| 12/01/2021 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust has described the arrival of twin iguanas as a “once in a blue moon” event after the rare baby blue pair hatched this season at the Blue Iguana Conservation (BIC) facility. Although it is not the first time for blue iguanas, it is still uncommon to see twin hatchlings. The twins […]

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Activists keep up battle against plastic

Activists keep up battle against plastic

| 21/12/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Activists from Plastic Free Cayman joined forces with young environmentalists from Protect Our Future and local divers in three separate beach and ocean clean-up events this weekend in Beach Bay, George Town Harbour and Smith Cove. Between them, volunteers picked up and hauled out over 1,250 pounds of garbage, much of it plastic and […]

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Brackers kick back on chopper-base plan

Brackers kick back on chopper-base plan

| 17/12/2020 | 146 Comments

(CNS): Activists on Cayman Brac are fighting a proposal by a private aviation company that is planning to set up a mysterious helicopter operation near the island’s airport at an environmentally sensitive location. Daggaro was recently given planning permission for a hanger and related administration building, from where the owners say they will run medevac […]

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Park and blues pair up to boost takings

Park and blues pair up to boost takings

| 07/12/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands and the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park are partnering up for a special December promotion to encourage residents to fill the hole in their income this year from the tourism closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials are hoping that locals will take advantage of a deal […]

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DoE makes emergency baby turtle intervention

DoE makes emergency baby turtle intervention

| 07/10/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment’s Turtle Team went into rescue mode Monday, as they worked hard to move turtle eggs in nests that were in the firing line from Tropical Storm (later Hurricane) Delta. Organised by the team leader, Lorri Lamb, the DoE staff and volunteers excavated 18 nests under threat of being washed away […]

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After-fact primary habitat removal to be approved

After-fact primary habitat removal to be approved

| 29/09/2020 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Yet another after-the-fact application for the removal of primary habitat on a site off the Queen’s Highway is set to get the green light this week, with the landowner facing no more than a $1,000 fee for the unlawful clearance. The planning department recommended that an application by Eric James Bergstrom-Grant Management for the […]

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NCC votes for increased turtle protection

NCC votes for increased turtle protection

| 24/08/2020 | 37 Comments

(CNS): A green turtle narrowly escaped poachers in West Bay recently after a member of the public called 911 to report an attempt to steal her away as she came onto the beach to nest. Conservation officers responded quickly and got her back in the sea, and then watched the beach through the night. However, […]

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