Tag: National Trust for the Cayman Islands

Constitutional talks priority for CIG’s London trip

Constitutional talks priority for CIG’s London trip

| 30/11/2018 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin will be leading a sizable delegation of local officials to London next week to attend a series of meetings and events dealing with issues ranging from the environment to the priority of reforming the Constitution. McLaughlin will be leaving Cayman on Friday evening with Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers and Attorney General Sam […]

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Trust calls for EIA update before cruise port starts

Trust calls for EIA update before cruise port starts

| 19/10/2018 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is calling for an independent, fully updated environmental impact assessment (EIA) before the proposed cruise berthing project begins in George Town. The non-governmental organisation is calling on Cabinet to follow the recommendations of the National Conservation Council for this development, as it is the independent watchdog established to safeguard the […]

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Mistletoe feared extinct found on Little Cayman

Mistletoe feared extinct found on Little Cayman

| 06/06/2018 | 24 Comments

(CNS): An extremely rare endemic mistletoe species, which had not been seen since 1991 and was feared extinct, has been found on Little Cayman, paving the way for the Department of Environment to undertake a thorough survey of the plant for its future protection. The Terrestrial Research Unit at the DoE has been looking for this […]

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Marketing executive to lead National Trust

Marketing executive to lead National Trust

| 11/04/2018 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust of the Cayman Islands has appointed Nadia Hardie as its next Executive Director ahead of the departure of the current director, Christina Pineda, who leaves the NGO at the end of this month. Hardie, who previously worked in marketing in the offshore financial sector and tourism, is taking over the Trust at […]

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National Trust to step up conservation efforts

National Trust to step up conservation efforts

| 07/12/2017 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust of the Cayman Islands has plans to step up conservation efforts in 2018 with the purchase of more land that it can protect for future generations in the face of growing challenges to the Cayman Islands’ natural resources. With so many threats to indigenous flora and fauna, the Trust is launching a focused […]

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Green iguanas top suspects in blues’ death

Green iguanas top suspects in blues’ death

| 11/09/2017 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Whatever type of disease killed 14 blue iguanas at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park over a two-year period, it appears to have been contained and there have been no further cases for the last six months, according to staff at the National Trust for the Cayman Islands and the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme […]

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Trust urges bat removal ahead of new arrivals

Trust urges bat removal ahead of new arrivals

| 10/05/2017 | 8 Comments

(CNS): With bat pup season about to start, the National Trust for the Cayman Islands is urging people who want to remove bats from their roofs to do it before the new arrivals at the end of this month. According to local bat experts, people can check for bats in their buildings by standing outside […]

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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 boats. While volunteers are working hard to stop the […]

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