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Green Iguana surveys for 2019 complete

4 September – Department of Environment (DoE) scientists have finished the fieldwork for the annual Green Iguana survey on Grand Cayman and are currently evaluating results with an eye toward reporting updated population estimates for the invasive species sometime in October. For the last five years DoE surveys and subsequent data evaluation, performed with the

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RCIPS & DoE remind iguana cullers of responsibilities

12 September – The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and the Department of Environment are issuing a reminder to registered iguana cullers and members of the public regarding the requirements and responsibilities of iguana cullers participating in the DoE’s ongoing Green Iguana Cull. Firstly, all iguana cullers who are using firearms (air rifles) for the

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Two arrested for taking marine life following operation in West Bay

27 August – On Wednesday, 21 August, RCIPS officers, along with officers from the Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service, conducted a joint operation at an address on Up The Hill Road in West Bay. During the operation, officers had cause to search a vehicle at the location. Officers recovered a package containing suspected

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Survey out on draft sea turtle conservation plan

24 July – The Cayman Islands National Conservation Council (“NCC” or “Council”) has released an online survey to encourage as many local residents as possible to weigh in on the Council’s draft sea turtle species conservation plan. The draft species conservation plan was approved on 19 June by the Council and was released for public

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NiCE summer project tackles sargassum

10 July – Four hundred and eighty-six unemployed Caymanians and out-of-work spouses of Caymanians attended the National Community Enhancement (NiCE) summer project’s registration and orientation recently. This season’s two-week paid initiative is taking place Monday, 8 – Friday, 19 July. (Credit for press release and photos to Government Information Services – GIS)  Participants were advised

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Hurricane season increases threat to national bird

9 July – With the 2019 hurricane season now upon us, the Department of Environment (DoE) asks members of the public who are making preparations, to also consider the resilience of Cayman’s natural habitats and species during this storm season. Our local ecosystems have evolved along with the threat of major hurricanes, such as 2004’s

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Statement by NCC Chairman on Turtle Conservation Plans

Statement by NCC Chairman on Turtle Conservation Plans 19 June, 2019 Members, thank you for your indulgence in allowing me to make what I hope will not be considered a lengthy statement to set the record straight regarding the issue of sea turtle species Conservation Plans. Some members of Council will know that nearly three

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Cayman’s decade of shark conservation

27 May – This year marks the 10th anniversary of a fruitful partnership between the Department of Environment (DoE) and Marine Conservation International (MCI) aimed at gathering information on and protecting sharks in Cayman waters. The partnership led to the creation of the Shark Conservation Cayman programme (initially called Cayman Islands Large Marine Predator Programme), which

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List of available Green Iguana cullers

The following list of names and contact details has been provided by Green Iguana cullers or cull teams wishing to offer their services to the public. AB Culling Services 324-1858 aronj.bush@yahoo.com Jonathan J T Adam 928-5501 spratbird73@hotmail.com Marcus  Alexander none none Jonathan  Allen 939-8938 John.J.Allen01@gmail.com Jose R Allen Godfrey 929-2078 none Rodulfo  Amador-Macias 916-4289 amadorsgarden@gmail.com

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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 at the Government Administration Building. (The NCL review committee meets the afternoon of 7 May. Press release and images credited to Government Information Services.) At the start of the meeting,

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