Tag: green iguana

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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Councillor accuses NCC of overriding MLAs

Councillor accuses NCC of overriding MLAs

| 06/11/2017 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The representative for West Bay Central, Capt Eugene Ebanks, has accused the National Conservation Council of not following the wishes of Members of the Legislative Assembly over the spearfishing dispute, despite the fact that the decision by politicians placed the council in a conundrum ove [...]

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Minister stumped over lack of healthcare for kids

Minister stumped over lack of healthcare for kids

| 03/11/2017 | 90 Comments
(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne “John-John” Seymour has said he doesn’t understand why children do not have free healthcare. But despite being in a position to shape policy on healthcare and cover, he offered no solutions to address the very difficulties he outlined about families tr [...]

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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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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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