Tag: green iguana

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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Accounting skills land property firm green iguana job

Accounting skills land property firm green iguana job

| 24/10/2018 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The strong record of financial management and accounting experience has landed Cornwall Consulting, a property management company led by Karl Noble, the contract to run the national green iguana cull. Following a competitive bidding process involving five firms, Cornwall Consulting was chosen by government’s procurement committee.

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Cullers wanted for ‘Operation Green Iguana’

Cullers wanted for ‘Operation Green Iguana’

| 11/10/2018 | 90 Comments

(CNS): The nationwide cull to begin the eradication of the invasive green iguana will get underway this month and the Department of Environment is urging all potential cullers to come to the office and register every afternoon next week, starting Monday. The cull is open to all Caymanians over the age of 18 and there […]

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DoE explains magnitude of green iguana cull to LA

DoE explains magnitude of green iguana cull to LA

| 18/09/2018 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environment director spelled out to the Legislative Assembly on Thursday the magnitude of the challenge presented by the number of invasive green iguanas on Grand Cayman ahead of the planned cull. In order to make an impact on the growing population and ensure the cull’s success, cullers will have to kill […]

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Green iguana cull needs $7m cash injection

Green iguana cull needs $7m cash injection

| 03/09/2018 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The recent request for information (RFI) to discover the capacity of local cullers to significantly reduce the population of invasive green iguanas revealed that there are enough people willing and able to take on the challenge but the government will need to properly fund the multi-year cull in order to ensure its success. Speaking […]

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DoE needs info to stop 2020 iguana doomsday

DoE needs info to stop 2020 iguana doomsday

| 31/07/2018 | 70 Comments

(CNS): With only CI$1.1 million in the budget and a doomsday scenario of around 4.6 million green iguanas on Grand Cayman by 2020, the Department of Environment is urging everyone interested in adapting an existing business or starting a new one to help remove the pest to take part over the next ten days in […]

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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 be solved through any […]

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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 over the law. Speaking during the budget debate late Friday evening, […]

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