May 8, 2021

Cayman Islands DOE reminder about caviar importation regulations

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From Cayman Islands Department of Environment Following the seizure of caviar at Owen Roberts International Airport last week, the public is reminded that it is necessary to have a permit to import the product. On 21 November a passenger arriving from Miami with caviar in their luggage did not have the required CITES permit, and […]

Cayman Islands rated as fully CITES compliant

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Further demonstrating the environment’s value to a wide range of local businesses, international trade involving certain animal and plant species can continue without the fear of suspension, now that Cayman Islands legislation has been rated fully compliant with all international standards related to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and […]

The Editor Speaks: Conservation according to Fred

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The well respected local conservationist Fred Burton, who headed up the successful Blue Iguana Recovery Programme, is now with the Department of Environment’s terrestrial programme to pick the best land for conservation. Burton has come up with a novel way to help the National Conservation Council execute this task by developing a scoring system and […]