Tag: Department of Environment

Conservation law makes it to five years intact

Conservation law makes it to five years intact

| 13/12/2018 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The National Conservation Law marked its 5th anniversary on Thursday still intact, despite ongoing concerns over government plans to review and water down the legislation, which was originally steered through the Legislative Assembly with unanimous support on 13 December 2013. Wayne Panton, t [...]

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Grouper is off the menu but lobster back on

Grouper is off the menu but lobster back on

| 29/11/2018 | 35 Comments
(CNS): With the Christmas holidays fast approaching, restaurants will be making seasonal changes to their menus as the grouper season closes but open season on lobster begins. The Department of Environment is urging people to follow the National Conservation Law to help protect these important spe [...]

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DoE cares for rescued sick green turtle

DoE cares for rescued sick green turtle

| 26/11/2018 | 6 Comments
(CNS): A sea turtle found by local boaters on Wednesday floating on the water’s surface in Crystal Harbour is currently being cared for by the Department of Environment. Experts are still not sure what is wrong with the 4-year-old green turtle but it was found in distress and believed to have been [...]

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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 | 53 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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Hawksbill turtle caught in fish pot drowns

Hawksbill turtle caught in fish pot drowns

| 07/11/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS): A juvenile hawksbill turtle drowned on Wednesday after it became entangled in a rope attached to an old, abandoned fish pot in Grand Cayman’s North Sound. The Department of Environment posted images of the endangered young turtle and the cause of its demise on social media and urged people [...]

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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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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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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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DoE rescues hawksbill turtle from fishing line

DoE rescues hawksbill turtle from fishing line

| 15/10/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Conservation officers on Grand Cayman came to the rescue of a juvenile hawksbill turtle at the weekend that was entangled in discarded fishing line. The Department of Environment officers were called to help on Saturday in the North Sound after a member of the public spotted the endangered s [...]

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Over 500 baby turtles rescued from stormy seas

Over 500 baby turtles rescued from stormy seas

| 11/10/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Hundreds of baby turtles were rescued this week by volunteers and staff from the Department of Environment after Hurricane Michael stirred up high seas as it passed through this area of the Caribbean. The wave action washed over many nests along Grand Cayman’s beaches, where the baby tu [...]

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Turtle eggs destroyed after nest dug out

Turtle eggs destroyed after nest dug out

| 26/09/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment is urging the public not to disturb turtle eggs they see along the beaches after a nest was dug out on Grand Cayman on Monday. Officials said people should never dig up turtle nests if they see the baby turtles emerging from the sand along the beach, even when th [...]

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