October 1, 2020

Cayman Islands National Trust & DOE to host Educational Session to understand the National Conservation Law

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The National Trust invites its members and the general public to attend a free educational session ‘Understanding the National Conservation Law’ on Wednesday, June 5.  The event will include a presentation by Department of Environment Director Gina Ebanks-Petrie, followed by a Q&A panel with National Trust Executive Director Nadia Hardie, and persons sitting on the […]

Cayman Islands seeks to increase protected land areas

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As the 5th anniversary of the passage of Cayman’s National Conservation Law nears, the Ministry of Environment is seeking the expansion of protected land areas under the legislation. Since 2016, the Cayman Islands Cabinet, National Conservation Council, Department of Environment (DoE) and other Government agencies have worked together to designate 3,477 acres of land – […]

Cayman Islands Green Iguana Culling: Information & Guidelines

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The guidance provided below is intended as information for the general public on Grand Cayman. The details below are provided as supplementary information only and do not replace the terms of contracts or terms of participation for registered green iguana cullers. Green Iguanas and Rock Iguanas There are three species of iguana established in the […]

Cayman Islands DoE Conservation Officers complete safety training

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Conservation officers from the Department of Environment (DoE) recently completed a series of courses in order to implement new provisions of the National Conservation Law, which expand their powers to protect the marine and terrestrial environment. The officers now have enhanced enforcement capabilities, including powers of arrest, seizure of vessels and vehicles used in the […]

Cayman Islands announce report on socioeconomic aspects of turtle conservation

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Lead researcher from the University of Exeter, Dr. Ana Nuno, will be delivering to the media a report on socioeconomic aspects of turtle conservation in the Cayman Islands compiled by Dr. Nuno and her team. The report will be delivered on Monday October 19th. Also present will be Department of Environment Director Gina Ebanks-Petrie; DoE […]

The Editor Speaks: In your hands

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“In your hands” is a beautiful hymn sung to the tune of “Eres Tu”. “In your hands” was also sung in the Legislative Assembly last Thursday to the tune of Leader of the Opposition McKeeva Bush. You see, Bush has been a staunch advocate of Cleveland Dilbert’s proposed marina project and anything to do with […]