Tag: Darwin Initiative

Frigates study to help define need for protection

Frigates study to help define need for protection

| 24/04/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Cayman is taking part in an important new study tracking magnificent frigatebirds, some of the Caribbean’s most important avian predators, which will help define what areas here and in the region may need to be protected. Department of Environment (DoE) Terrestrial Resources Unit Research Officer Jane Haakonsson and two PhD students have placed tracking […]

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Blues get over $200k for future conservation

Blues get over $200k for future conservation

| 22/01/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Blue Iguana Recovery Programme, which has saved Grand Cayman’s iconic and endemic iguana from extinction, has received a welcome grant of over CI$212,000 as it moves into Phase II of this critically important conservation project. The money has come from the the Darwin Plus Initiative, a UK-based grant scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and […]

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Farm saved turtles from extinction but survival ratio low

Farm saved turtles from extinction but survival ratio low

| 22/01/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): A genetic study into nesting green sea turtles in the Cayman Islands found that the mass releases by the Cayman Turtle Farm (now the Cayman Turtle Centre) in the 1980’s and 1990’s saved them from extinction in the region. But only a small percentage of the 30,000 hatchlings and yearlings released over 20 years […]

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Boobies at heart of new seabird research project

Boobies at heart of new seabird research project

| 10/06/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Biologists have begun an important conservation project in the Cayman Islands to study regionally and globally important seabird populations. Over the next two years, the Department of Environment, in partnership with the National Trust and seabird experts from the Universities of Liverpool and Exeter in the UK, will collect urgently needed information on the […]

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