Tag: green iguana

Cullers back as green hatchlings emerge

Cullers back as green hatchlings emerge

| 04/08/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Following the suspension of the green iguana culling programme following the COVID-19 lockdown in March, a limited number of cullers returned to the job in June. But now that restrictions have largely been lifted, 171 officially registered iguana bounty hunters are taking down the invasive species just as the hatchlings begin to emerge, according […]

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Reduced army of cullers reining back iguanas

Reduced army of cullers reining back iguanas

| 01/06/2020 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Measures taken by government to curb the spread of COVID-19 put the nationwide green iguana cull on hold for several weeks, just as the pesky reptile moved into its breeding season. With exemptions now in place for the consultants managing the cull and around 50 top cullers, war on this invasive species has restarted. […]

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Iguana cull secures budget for 2020

Iguana cull secures budget for 2020

| 06/01/2020 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Having already killed well over one million invasive green iguanas, local cullers will be able to continue their important work in 2020 to keep the population down after financing was secured for the cull to continue in 2020. By the end of December, hunters had killed 1,123,526 iguanas, but the prolific breeding ability of […]

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One million greens bite the dust

One million greens bite the dust

| 24/10/2019 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Cullers, who have been working for just under twelve months to control what was a serious risk to Cayman’s natural environment from the invasive green iguanas, reached an important milestone Thursday, when the millionth animal was killed. Fred Burton, the head of the Department of Environment Terrestrial Resources Unit, said the landmark was a […]

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Adult iguana numbers drop 90%

Adult iguana numbers drop 90%

| 01/10/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Even though this year saw a vast number of hatchlings emerge during the green iguana breeding season, the national cull has cut the number of this invasive reptile dramatically. One year after the army of registered cullers hit the bush, they have reduced the population by more than 90%, officials from the Department of […]

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Cullers shoot condo with stray pellet

Cullers shoot condo with stray pellet

| 16/09/2019 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Iguana cullers have been issued another warning by police and officials from the Department of Environment after a condo at a North Sound canal community was hit by a stray pellet from an air rifle, which smashed a glass panel. Both the DoE and the police have issued warnings about the rules of the […]

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Cullers race to combat iguana hatchlings

Cullers race to combat iguana hatchlings

| 09/09/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): With 885,383 green iguanas in the proverbial bag, the army of local cullers are now racing to keep pace with the invasive reptile’s breeding season. After a drop in the numbers culled during July and August, the Department of Environment is keen to ensure the cull remains on track now that the animals are […]

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Cullers bag over 850,000 greens

Cullers bag over 850,000 greens

| 21/08/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The nationwide cull aimed at making a very serious dent in the invasive green iguana population has seen more than 850,000 carcasses taken to the dump since the project began some ten months ago. Despite a surge in cull numbers through May and June, with around 222,000 iguanas killed over those two months, wet […]

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DoE starts green iguana count

DoE starts green iguana count

| 02/08/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The Terrestrial Resources Unit at the Department of Environment will be starting its annual green iguana count this month. And with more than 830,000 culled over the last nine months, researchers are hoping the population will be much lower than the 1.3 million estimated last August. Cullers made massive strides in denting the population […]

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Cullers bag over 800k greens

Cullers bag over 800k greens

| 07/07/2019 | 54 Comments

(CNS): A whopping 803,446 green iguanas have now been killed since the culling programme began at the end of October last year. The latest statistics, which were posted on the Department of Environment’s website this weekend, reveals that in June alone over 112,000 greens were bagged and taken to the dump, the largest haul in […]

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Over 700,000 greens now culled

Over 700,000 greens now culled

| 17/06/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The nationwide culling programme to control the explosion in the invasive green iguana population is back on target after 100,000 corpses were taken to the dump in May, and at the half-way mark this month another 53,000 had been culled. Between the beginning of the cull last October and the end of last week […]

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