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Cayman Islands Coral Watch

Since 1997, the Cayman Islands Department of Environment (DOE) has systematically assessed coral health around the Cayman Islands. However, we cannot be everywhere, particularly during bleaching events and as the reef recovers. We need YOUR help to collect valuable data in order to track the progression of the current bleaching event and the impact of

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Media Release: Influx of Sargassum

Given the recent wind direction changes, many beaches around all three islands are currently experiencing a large influx of Sargassum seaweed particularly along the south coasts. In recent years higher than normal Sargassum blooms have occurred in particular areas of the Atlantic where nutrients are available and water temperatures are high. Sargassum consolidates into large

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Public Notice: Nominations for Protected Areas 2017

The National Conservation Council is once again inviting public nominations for new protected areas in the Cayman Islands. Nominations made in 2016 are still valid, and don’t need to be resubmitted. Nominations must be submitted in written form during the nomination period of the 15th June and 15th September 2017. For instructions on making a

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Public Notice

The Department of Environment wishes to advise the public that we will be unable to accept payments or issue receipts for licenses/permits etc. during the period of 28 June 2017 to 09 July 2017 due to post-Election Ministry transitioning. Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Conservation Council Meeting 14 June 2017

Kindly note: There will be a General Meeting of the National Conservation Council at 2:00pm on Wednesday 14 June at the Government Administration Building in the ground floor meeting room (room 1038). Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe the proceedings.  Anyone wishing to submit comments on any agenda time may do so in

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Take 5 Cayman Competition

Take 5 Cayman! What: The DOE challenges you to take 5 minutes of your time to help clean up the environment in honor of World Environment Day and World Oceans Day. This 5-minute clean up can be on land or sea, in water or out, coastal, protected areas, a public space or simply your own neighbourhood.

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Conservation Council Meeting 3rd May 2017

There is a General Meeting of the National Conservation Council today, Wednesday 3rd May 3:30pm- 5pm, at the National Trust Meeting Room – Dart Park. The agenda and documents may be downloaded from below as a single PDF document. Download   Conservation Council 3 May 2017 Agenda

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Conservation Council Meeting 22 March

There is a General Meeting of the National Conservation Council next Wednesday 22 March at 2pm at the GAB (Grand Cayman) ground floor meeting room. The agenda and documents may be downloaded from We Transfer: https://we.tl/n9FBedBr87 or from below, as a single PDF document. Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe the

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Proposed Protected Areas – Take the Survey

January 2017: online survey for public consultation Survey Link Your feedback and comments will be included in the final report on consultation regarding the proposal you select. The period for comment on this set of nominations will end on 2nd May, 2017. Read all the proposals and click to take the survey HERE.

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