Tag: blue iguana

Green iguanas top suspects in blues’ death

Green iguanas top suspects in blues’ death

| 11/09/2017 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Whatever type of disease killed 14 blue iguanas at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park over a two-year period, it appears to have been contained and there have been no further cases for the last six months, according to staff at the National Trust for the Cayman Islands and the Blue Iguana Re [...]

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Nine ‘blues’ released as conservation battle continues

Nine ‘blues’ released as conservation battle continues

| 04/09/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): Researchers with the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme recently released nine more young blue ignanas into the wild at the Colliers Reserve in East End. But officials are warning that despite the overwhelming success of the project, which that has seen the iconic indigenous iguana brought back f [...]

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Blue iguanas’ fight for survival hangs in balance

Blue iguanas’ fight for survival hangs in balance

| 01/07/2015 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The Queen Elizabeth II Royal Botanic Park will soon have a fence surrounding its 65 acres to keep out unwanted predators and protect Cayman’s endemic blue iguana. Having been rescued from the brink of extinction by the team at the Blue Iguana Recovery Program (BIRP), led by Fred Burton, [...]

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‘Green’ invasion project gets funding

‘Green’ invasion project gets funding

| 24/06/2015 | 39 Comments
(CNS): The government has allocated some $200,000 from the Environmental Protection Fund in order to begin a major project to tackle the invasive green iguanas head on. The goal is to completely eradicate the iguanas from the Sister Islands, where the rogue reptile has been seen in small numbers for [...]

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Blue iguana killed at Botanic Park by dog

Blue iguana killed at Botanic Park by dog

| 22/06/2015 | 45 Comments
(CNS): The Blue Iguana Recovery Programme is reeling from yet another loss after Inky, one of the Queen Elizabeth Botanic Park’s star iguanas, was killed by a stray dog this weekend. A large adult male, Inky is said to be one of the most photographed of the BIRP animals that lives at the park in [ [...]

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Battle to save the blues needs more cash

Battle to save the blues needs more cash

| 16/06/2015 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands endangered blue iguana may have stepped back from the brink of extinction as a result of the incredible work of Blue Iguana Recovery Programme (BIRP) Director Fred Burton but the iconic creature needs more support to secure its future as the threats it faces are increasing [...]

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Mosquito plane to help fight fire in Salina Reserve

Mosquito plane to help fight fire in Salina Reserve

| 28/01/2015 | 2 Comments
(CNS): A brush fire that has been burning in the Salina Reserve in East End since Tuesday is inaccessible to firefighters, and the Mosquito Research and Control Unit has been enlisted to help fight the blaze by spraying water from the air. The cause of the fire is unknown but the fire service told [...]

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