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Green iguana cull tops 100,000 in first two weeks

Green iguana cull tops 100,000 in first two weeks

| 14/11/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Invasive green iguana cullers on Grand Cayman have already managed to remove well over 100,000 of the pesky reptile in just the first two weeks of the island-wide cull aimed at reducing the population to a less harmful level. With more than 1.6 million believed to be on the island at the star [...]

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Dangers of wetlands pollution exposed

Dangers of wetlands pollution exposed

| 14/11/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The National Roads Authority (NRA) conducted tests on samples of waste dumped into areas of wetlands around George Town, and a laboratory in Florida found that they contain carcinogens. The NRA was caught on camera by the TV news this summer dumping the sludgy material it cleans out of sto [...]

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MRCU to stop releasing GM mosquitoes

MRCU to stop releasing GM mosquitoes

| 12/11/2018 | 33 Comments
(CNS): The Mosquito Research and Control Unit has admitted that it has stopped the release of Oxitec’s genetically modified male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Grand Cayman, claiming that it is moving into a monitoring phase just a few months after it entered a deal with the bio-engineering fi [...]

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New threat emerging from another invasive reptile

New threat emerging from another invasive reptile

| 08/11/2018 | 44 Comments
(CNS): The discovery of a Knight anole (Anolis equestris) at Vigoro Nursery in Lower Valley last week is ringing alarm bells for the Department of Environment as this green lizard is an invasive species that could threaten local ecosystems. Like the green iguana, this smaller reptile is a prolific [...]

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Cull surpasses 2017 numbers in first week

Cull surpasses 2017 numbers in first week

| 07/11/2018 | 33 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment says more than 53,000 green iguanas were culled during the first week of this year’s island-wide cull, which is almost double the 28,985 bagged during the underfunded and limited efforts last year, demonstrating that this time the research has paid off. DoE [...]

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Distinguishing blue from green iguanas

Distinguishing blue from green iguanas

| 05/11/2018
Is it possible for you to post an article with pictures showing the differences between a Cayman blue and the invasive green iguanas? I am hoping that when the cullers were vetted they were shown differences and how to quickly/easily spot which is which. I would love to see good photos of them side [...]

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Cullers remove 40,000 greens in 4 days

Cullers remove 40,000 greens in 4 days

| 02/11/2018 | 101 Comments
(CNS): The green iguana cull on Grand Cayman appears to have got off to a good start, with registered cullers having killed more than 40,000 in the first four days of the project. The Department of Environment has a target of 6,000 iguanas per day, and with more than 300 people and businesses involv [...]

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Sister Islands on brink of green iguana invasion

Sister Islands on brink of green iguana invasion

| 01/11/2018 | 11 Comments
(CNS): As the island-wide green iguana cull gets underway in Grand Cayman, residents in the Sister Islands are being urged to “act fast” to prevent a potential invasion on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, which poses a threat to the indigenous species on those islands. The number of greens [...]

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Endangered blue iguana run over on Queens Highway

Endangered blue iguana run over on Queens Highway

| 31/10/2018 | 35 Comments
(CNS): An unidentified motorist ran over and killed a six-year-old male blue iguana in East End this week, just as it was likely on the lookout for a mate. Despite the recent installation of signs along the Queens Highway, the critically endangered iguanas are still at risk from careless drivers. T [...]

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Headless iguanas dumped in Barkers canal

Headless iguanas dumped in Barkers canal

| 29/10/2018 | 139 Comments
(CNS): Dozens of mostly headless green iguanas were found dumped in a canal in Barkers this weekend, prompting concerns just as the nationwide cull of the invasive species begins. CNS was sent pictures of the dead iguanas by a reader and contacted the Department of Environment which said they had al [...]

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Cullers must seek green light from property owners

Cullers must seek green light from property owners

| 25/10/2018 | 73 Comments
(CNS): As cullers gear up to begin the full-scale attack on the invasive green iguana next week, the Department of Environment said they must obtain permission from property owners to go onto their land to track the pest. Over 340 people are expected to take part in the cull across Grand Cayman. The [...]

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