Welcome to the Cayman Islands Department of Environment

Dept of Environment-Cayman Islands
The Mission of the Department of Environment is to facilitate responsible management and sustainable use of the natural environment and the natural resources of the Cayman Islands; through environmental protection and conservation, wise use, scientific research and public education. Our site is evolving and we welcome your comments and suggestions.

News & Press Releases

Green Iguana cull updates – List of available cullers

Please check here to receive updated progress reports during the ongoing 2018/2019 Green Iguana Cull, in addition to other relevant cull information.

National Conservation Law review committee meets

13 May – The National Conservation Law (NCL) Review Committee, led by chair the Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin, met for the first time last week

Four sharks found dead in Cayman waters since February

30 April – Four sharks have been found dead in Cayman Islands waters since 27 Feb., according to reports confirmed by Department of Environment

Conch/Whelk seasons close 1 May

30 April –┬áThe Cayman Islands annual conch and whelk seasons close on Wednesday, 1st May 2019. Anyone possessing, attempting to sell or attempt