Protected Area Management Plan proposed for Meagre Bay Pond – Bodden Town
Public Comment period: 19 Feb., 2020 – 18 April, 2020
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Please click on the photo below to obtain a full copy of the management plan draft.
Overview: Meagre Bay Pond is one of the Cayman Islands’ oldest protected areas, with no management provisions in place at the present time. This Management Plan seeks to provide an appropriate scale of public access to view birds on the pond and to restore surrounding black mangrove forest and natural patterns of seasonal flooding and dry-down that have been compromised by quarrying adjacent to the protected area, in order to restore optimal conditions for the birds the pond is best known for. It also seeks to resolve conflicts inherent in the original designation of some privately owned land within the protected area, through a combination of land purchases, conservation agreements and zoning.