Tag: green iguana

Thermal cameras on drones seek out iguanas

Thermal cameras on drones seek out iguanas

| 06/02/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The invasive green iguana may be a cold-blooded reptile but the Department of Environment has been ferreting them out using thermal cameras mounted on drones. The DoE Terrestrial Resources Unit, which is partnering with researchers at Harrisburg University and Elizabeth Town College for this initiative, revealed in the latest edition of its magazine, Flicker, how the […]

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More hands needed to keep iguana cull on track

More hands needed to keep iguana cull on track

| 22/01/2019 | 41 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment is making another call for more registered green iguana cullers, as the number of the invasive species being killed has begun to decline. The current group of cullers has managed to remove around 350,000 iguanas during the island-wide effort to massively diminish the population and reduce the negative impact they […]

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Iguana cull on track as 300k taken to dump

Iguana cull on track as 300k taken to dump

| 03/01/2019 | 65 Comments

(CNS): In the nine-week period since the green iguana cull began at the end of October on Grand Cayman, 302,326 iguanas have been exterminated, which researchers at the Department of Environment believe equates to around a quarter of the population at the time the island-wide cull began. The numbers show that the $5 bounty is […]

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DoE keeping close eye on cull numbers

DoE keeping close eye on cull numbers

| 27/11/2018 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The need to ensure that the cull of invasive green iguanas across Grand Cayman keeps pace with the target is at the forefront of the Department of Environment’s agenda, as the numbers began to drop below the 6,000 daily target last week. For the first time since the cull began at the end of […]

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Green iguana cull tops 100,000 in first two weeks

Green iguana cull tops 100,000 in first two weeks

| 14/11/2018 | 54 Comments

(CNS): Invasive green iguana cullers on Grand Cayman have already managed to remove well over 100,000 of the pesky reptile in just the first two weeks of the island-wide cull aimed at reducing the population to a less harmful level. With more than 1.6 million believed to be on the island at the start of […]

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Cull surpasses 2017 numbers in first week

Cull surpasses 2017 numbers in first week

| 07/11/2018 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment says more than 53,000 green iguanas were culled during the first week of this year’s island-wide cull, which is almost double the 28,985 bagged during the underfunded and limited efforts last year, demonstrating that this time the research has paid off. DoE Terrestrial Resources Unit Manager Fred Burton said improvements […]

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Distinguishing blue from green iguanas

Distinguishing blue from green iguanas

| 05/11/2018 | 0 Comments

Is it possible for you to post an article with pictures showing the differences between a Cayman blue and the invasive green iguanas? I am hoping that when the cullers were vetted they were shown differences and how to quickly/easily spot which is which. I would love to see good photos of them side by […]

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Cullers remove 40,000 greens in 4 days

Cullers remove 40,000 greens in 4 days

| 02/11/2018 | 101 Comments

(CNS): The green iguana cull on Grand Cayman appears to have got off to a good start, with registered cullers having killed more than 40,000 in the first four days of the project. The Department of Environment has a target of 6,000 iguanas per day, and with more than 300 people and businesses involved in […]

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Sister Islands on brink of green iguana invasion

Sister Islands on brink of green iguana invasion

| 01/11/2018 | 11 Comments

(CNS): As the island-wide green iguana cull gets underway in Grand Cayman, residents in the Sister Islands are being urged to “act fast” to prevent a potential invasion on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, which poses a threat to the indigenous species on those islands. The number of greens appearing on the Brac is still […]

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Headless iguanas dumped in Barkers canal

Headless iguanas dumped in Barkers canal

| 29/10/2018 | 139 Comments

(CNS): Dozens of mostly headless green iguanas were found dumped in a canal in Barkers this weekend, prompting concerns just as the nationwide cull of the invasive species begins. CNS was sent pictures of the dead iguanas by a reader and contacted the Department of Environment which said they had already been alerted to the […]

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Cullers must seek green light from property owners

Cullers must seek green light from property owners

| 25/10/2018 | 73 Comments

(CNS): As cullers gear up to begin the full-scale attack on the invasive green iguana next week, the Department of Environment said they must obtain permission from property owners to go onto their land to track the pest. Over 340 people are expected to take part in the cull across Grand Cayman. The DoE called […]

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