Category: Press Release

Project aims to shield Cayman Islands turtles from climate change threats

Researchers are investigating how to protect sea turtles in the Cayman Islands from the multiple threats caused by climate change. The islands’ sea turtles are recovering from over-harvesting – but climate change is causing habitat loss, an increasingly female population (the sex of turtle hatchlings is determined by temperature) and has the potential to reduce

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Alien Species in the Cayman Islands

2022 Regulations & Frequently Asked Questions The new (Alien Species) Regulations 2022 recently passed by Cabinet will ensure greater protections for Cayman’s most precious native flora and fauna (plants and animals) with the creation of a prohibited species list, and differentiating between domestic & feral species. The legislation also provides ways to control feral and

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Royal Palms Seawall Cleanup – Nov 28 2022

The Department of Environment (DoE) has been in discussions with Dart around the Royal Palms site since Tropical Storm Ian passed near the Cayman Islands. The majority of Cayman was spared significant damage, with one notable exception being vulnerable coastal developments such as the Royal Palms site. The damage incurred under relatively mild storm conditions

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Seabird Consultation Deadline Extended & Community Meetings Planned

The public consultation period for the proposed Seabird Conservation Plan has been extended through 11 November! The proposed Seabird Conservation Plan is aimed at protecting the nesting habitats for six of Cayman’s most threatened native nesting seabirds. Visit conservation.ky/seabirds to learn more about the Conservation Plan and take the survey to let us know what

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The National Conservation Council (NCC) is seeking public commentary on a (draft) Species Conservation Plan to protect six species of native nesting seabirds across the Cayman Islands. Of the Brown Booby, Red-footed Booby, Magnificent Frigatebird (Man o’ War), White-tailed Tropicbird (Bo’sun bird), Least Tern and Bridled Tern, most populations in Cayman have experienced significant declines

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Government responds to North Sound Sargassum influx

Grand Cayman – The Ministry of Sustainability & Climate Resiliency and Department of Environment are leading emergency response efforts to address the large amount of Sargassum seaweed in the North Sound of Grand Cayman. The Premier, Hon. G. Wayne Panton, JP, MP and the Ministry has committed to complete a national response plan to mitigate

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NCC General Meeting – 29 June 2022

The National Conservation Council wishes to advise the public of the upcoming General Meeting Wednesday, 29 June, 2022 at 2pm. The public are invited to observe the live stream of the meeting via the ‘DoECayman’ Facebook page and “CaymanIslandsDoE” YouTube channel. https://www.facebook.com/DOECaymanhttps://www.youtube.com/CaymanIslandsDoE The complete Agenda with appendices is available for download here. Public comments may be

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