Tag: Fred Burton

Green iguana solution may be dedicated unit

Green iguana solution may be dedicated unit

| 19/03/2018 | 52 Comments
(CNS): With a budget of just $1.1 million this year to try to make a dent in the population of green iguana in the Cayman Islands, which is now well over one million, Fred Burton, the Department of Environment‘s Terrestrial Resources Unit manager, said the challenge is significant and will not [...]

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Rare Brac plant in need of a name

Rare Brac plant in need of a name

| 03/11/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): A rare shrub that grows only on one small area of the Bluff on Cayman Brac is in need of a name. High on the cliffs overlooking the community of Spot Bay, a unique Verbesina, the only one that lives in the Cayman Islands, has found a home in the upper rock face. But writing in the [&hellip [...]

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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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Cullers bag 8,500 iguanas as DoE mulls options

Cullers bag 8,500 iguanas as DoE mulls options

| 01/09/2017 | 74 Comments
(CNS): Around 8,500 green iguanas have been culled over the last few months since a pilot seasonal cull of the invasive species began on Grand Cayman in May. The Department of Environment has announced an extension of the cull and said registered cullers will be able to continue bagging the pesky re [...]

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Wants to rid yard of green iguanas

Wants to rid yard of green iguanas

| 21/07/2017
Is there any way of repelling green iguanas from particular areas? Any chemical or plant that will keep them out of my yard? I have a dog but he’s afraid of them and runs away. [...]

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Brac conservation consultation in works

Brac conservation consultation in works

| 21/06/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): The National Conservation Council is about to begin a new consultation process to place a number of important natural and cultural sites on Cayman Brac under legal protection. This follows the process on Grand Cayman in which the then environment minister, Wayne Panton, presented five sites t [...]

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Bad weather hinders iguana cull

Bad weather hinders iguana cull

| 22/05/2017 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Just under 1,000 green iguanas were bagged during the first few weeks of the national cull, which was impeded by bad weather. The raffle also failed to attract any amateur participants in the wider cull, which the Department of Environment believes was needed to help support the professiona [...]

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Volunteers take on Brac green iguana cull

Volunteers take on Brac green iguana cull

| 04/05/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment is taking a different approach on culling the pesky green iguanas on Cayman Brac to the one on Grand Cayman, after an intense cull on the Sister Island made a dent on the newly emerging population. Volunteers have agreed to work on suppressing the invasive specie [...]

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Huge support for land conservation

Huge support for land conservation

| 03/05/2017 | 31 Comments
(CNS): A  survey to assess public opinion on designating twelve spots in Grand Cayman and Little Cayman as protected areas under the National Conservation Law has received significant backing from the community. Almost 97% of the people who took part supported the concept of conserving areas of nat [...]

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DoE opens $2 green iguana cull registration

DoE opens $2 green iguana cull registration

| 18/04/2017 | 50 Comments
(CNS): People interested in taking part in this year’s green iguana cull to reduce the numbers of the ubiquitous pest are asked to register tomorrow with the Department of Environment. Wednesday 19 April will be the first open day of registration for eligible locals and businesses to register [...]

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$2 bounty on iguanas in new cull plan

$2 bounty on iguanas in new cull plan

| 24/03/2017 | 68 Comments
(CNS): The next battle in the Department of Environment’s war on the invading green iguana will begin in May with a reduced bounty on their reptilian heads because of the significant numbers, officials have revealed. Efforts will begin to reduce the number of iguanas on Grand Cayman, which could b [...]

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