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Tag: green iguana

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 | 49 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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Conservation council hits back at critics

Conservation council hits back at critics

| 17/12/2015 | 20 Comments
(CNS): The chair of the National Conservation Council has hit back at criticisms levelled at it by a local newspaper and defended its position on the port issue and against a number of other misleading comments made in opinion pieces. Christine Rose-Smyth said that the main function of the council i [...]

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Green iguanas up 60% in just one year

Green iguanas up 60% in just one year

| 03/12/2015 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Researchers at the Department of Environment’s terrestrial unit have said that the number of invasive green iguanas increased from around 127,000 counted in August 2014 to more than 200,000 a year later, an increase of 59.8% and equal to a doubling of the population over 18 months. Revealin [...]

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‘Green’ invasion project gets funding

‘Green’ invasion project gets funding

| 24/06/2015 | 39 Comments
(CNS): The government has allocated some $200,000 from the Environmental Protection Fund in order to begin a major project to tackle the invasive green iguanas head on. The goal is to completely eradicate the iguanas from the Sister Islands, where the rogue reptile has been seen in small numbers for [...]

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