October 17, 2019

Cayman Islands DoE seeks additional Green Iguana cullers

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Seeking to bolster the number of registered cullers for the ongoing 2018/19 Green Iguana Cull Project, the Department of Environment (DoE) will hold a second registration drive to support the cull effort. The registration drive will be held starting Thursday, 24 January outside the George Town Landfill entrance at the location where culled Green Iguanas […]

Historic turtles released in Cayman Brac

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The Cayman Turtle Centre has made history by releasing eight yearling green sea turtles into the wild for the first time in Cayman Brac. Government leaders, local residents and island visitors gathered at the South Side public beach on Friday, 23 March 2018 to witness the turtles make their way out into the open sea […]

Cayman Islands continues investigations of Helicobacter Disease in Blue Iguanas

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On May 5th, 2015, Blue Iguana Recovery Programme (BIRP) staff found a wild Blue Iguana displaying signs of lethargy within the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park (QEIIBP). The iguana was taken to Island Veterinary Services (IVS) where she was tended to by Dr. Ioana Popescu. She died on the same day from blood poisoning resulting […]

World Animal Protection: Cayman Islands Turtle Farm subsidies to hit CI$100m

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World Animal Protection Comments re: Turtle Farm Subsidies Leading animal welfare charity World Animal Protection has criticised the Cayman Islands Government (CIG) for further subsidising failures at the controversial Cayman Turtle Farm. The CIG’s announcement of a further subsidy of CI$12.7M for the Cayman Turtle Farm over the 18-month period between July 1st 2016 and […]