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DoE to host workshop on future invasions

DoE to host workshop on future invasions

| 21/05/2018 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Well aware of the devastating impact invasive species can have on indigenous flora and fauna, the Department of Environment will be hosting a workshop next week on how to prevent potential future invasions that may be on the horizon. Conservationists from other British Overseas Territories wi [...]

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Ghost net recovered, headed for recycling

Ghost net recovered, headed for recycling

| 20/04/2018 | 43 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: The Department of the Environment has confirmed that the ‘ghost net’ which was floating off the coast of the Cayman Islands over the last week, has been successfully recovered and is now waiting to be shipped off island for recycling. The net was towed to Harbour House Ma [...]

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Still no chairperson for conservation council

Still no chairperson for conservation council

| 13/03/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Three months after Christine Rose-Smyth resigned from her position as chair of the National Conservation Council, government officials have still not appointed a replacement. The NCC is scheduled to meet Wednesday for its first meeting of 2018, when it will be dealing with a wide range of is [...]

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Workshops planned to prevent baby turtle deaths

Workshops planned to prevent baby turtle deaths

| 13/03/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment is organising free workshops for architects and electricians this month to help in the fight against the light pollution, which causes numerous baby turtle deaths every nesting season. Last year the number of turtle nests laid in the Cayman Islands was encouragi [...]

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Lobster season comes to an end

Lobster season comes to an end

| 28/02/2018 | 19 Comments
(CNS): Today is the last day this season that people can take lobster from Cayman Islands waters legally. The season closes tomorrow, when it will no longer be lawful to take, purchase, receive or possess lobster originating from Cayman waters. “The closed season is designed to give the local lo [...]

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Centre releases 15 turtles at Barkers

Centre releases 15 turtles at Barkers

| 26/02/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Turtle Centre (formerly the Cayman Turtle Farm) released 15 turtles in the sea at Barkers National Park in West Bay last week as part of its conservation efforts. Officials from the facility said the turtles will join the other 31,000 that have been released into the ocean since t [...]

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Public urged to follow laws to protect fish

Public urged to follow laws to protect fish

| 15/01/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment (DoE) has said that at this time of year a number of rules are in place designed to help protect the marine life around the Cayman Islands that remains under threat. The department is urging people who are going fishing to follow the laws, which apply to all ind [...]

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Climate change turning turtle populations female

Climate change turning turtle populations female

| 09/01/2018 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Marine scientists are sounding the alarm over a new threat to the endangered green sea turtle, following research by experts on a population of the animals around the Great Barrier Reef. The results of the study, which has been published in the scientific journal, Current Biology, found ̶ [...]

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Coral bleaching ‘new normal’ say scientists

Coral bleaching ‘new normal’ say scientists

| 05/01/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Scientists have found that the time-lapse between coral bleaching events has decreased rapidly over the last forty years, reducing the time reefs have to recover and making bleaching the “new normal” for the delicate marine ecosystems. In the latest bad news about the fate of the [...]

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UK to survey and map Cayman’s sea bed

UK to survey and map Cayman’s sea bed

| 21/12/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Government has revealed that British officials visited the Cayman Islands in May to lay the groundwork for the UK’s Overseas Territories Seabed Mapping Programme to undertake a survey of the local sea bed, which is now underway. A release from the governor’s office said this exer [...]

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NCC chair silent over departure

NCC chair silent over departure

| 11/12/2017 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Cayman’s environment is facing yet another blow with confirmation from Christine Rose-Smyth that she has resigned from chair of the National Conservation Council. She told CNS that she did not want to comment on her reasons for stepping down but her departure comes at a time when govern [...]

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