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Tag: green iguana

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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Efforts needed to stop stowaway ‘greens’

Efforts needed to stop stowaway ‘greens’

| 08/05/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The recent discovery of hybrid iguanas in Little Cayman, where green iguanas mated with the indigenous rock iguana, has highlighted an alarming biosecurity issue. The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is urging the public and relevant agencies to help stop the greens stowing away on boat [...]

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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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DoE opens up $1,000 ‘lizard lottery’

DoE opens up $1,000 ‘lizard lottery’

| 24/04/2017 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment is inviting residents to register for the start of the Grand Cayman Green Iguana Raffle, with a $1,000 prize money up for grabs. The ‘lizard lottery’, which starts next month, is aimed at supporting the first official commercial cull and encouraging [...]

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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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Hybrid green-rock iguana hatchlings found on LC

Hybrid green-rock iguana hatchlings found on LC

| 20/09/2016 | 58 Comments
(CNS): The invasive green iguana has given another blow to local conservation with the discovery on Little Cayman of several hatchling iguanas which are believed to be hybrids of the invasive species and the native rock iguanas found in the Sister Islands. The unusual hatchlings have been examined b [...]

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Iguana bounty chaos adds to challenges

Iguana bounty chaos adds to challenges

| 25/08/2016 | 69 Comments
(CNS): Fred Burton has described the recent green iguana cull experiments on Grand Cayman as “chaotic” and “discouraging”. The blue iguana expert, now working directly with the Department of the Environment on the invasive species project, said two of three professional hunters managed to ki [...]

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Cullers bring in 14,400 green iguanas

Cullers bring in 14,400 green iguanas

| 30/06/2016 | 64 Comments
(CNS): The 18 registered cullers and their support teams managed to bring in more than 14,400 iguanas during the Department of Environment’s week-long green iguana culling project. Local cullers, who were using air rifles, sticks, traps, machetes and dogs, were offered $5 per iguana and have colle [...]

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Cullers expected to bring in thousands of green iguanas

Cullers expected to bring in thousands of green iguanas

| 27/06/2016 | 66 Comments
(CNS): A week-long pilot project to see how effective local cullers can be in exterminating the invasive green iguana came to an end Sunday evening and it is expected that the team of 18 registered cullers will bring in thousands. Last month a group of three professional hunters killed more than 4,0 [...]

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‘Shocking’ iguana numbers pose environment crisis

‘Shocking’ iguana numbers pose environment crisis

| 20/06/2016 | 103 Comments
(CNS): Local experts now believe that there are around half a million invasive green iguanas on Grand Cayman. Early estimates indicate the population is doubling annually and there could be well over a million by this time next year. Research by the Department of Environment has revealed that the nu [...]

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