Tag: Environment

Marine Parks Press Briefing

Receive questions from friends, family or random strangers on the new marine parks and wish you knew the latest? Interested in the outcome of the consultation last year (Oct and Nov)? See it for yourself right here!!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WlgwCGnNkBE#

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Shark Survey

Sharks and Cetaceans Report and Policy Survey In 2009 the Department of Environment and partner organisations Marine Conservation International and the Save Our Seas Foundation, with funding from the Overseas Territory Environment Programme, and with the involvement of the Guy Harvey Research Institute, undertook to investigate both the status and value of sharks and rays

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For the Birders

Our friends at the National Trust are out counting parrots on Cayman Brac. If you missed it, here is an article about the project in the Caymanian Compass. http://www.compasscayman.com/caycompass/2012/06/21/Brac-parrot-survey-under-way/ Additional general information about our parrots is available on elsewhere on our website, https://doe.ky/parrots/.

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National Conservation Law Public Consultation

The National Conservation Law is again open for Public Consultation. Read the Law and the Guide to the Law by clicking on the National Conservation Law button on the upper right. Or read the news reports about the consultation. GIS: http://www.gov.ky/portal/page?_pageid=1142,4959751&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL Compass: http://www.compasscayman.com/caycompass/2010/06/17/Public-meetings-on-draft-National-Conservation-Bill/ CNS: http://www.caymannewsservice.com/headline-news/2010/06/17/mixed-signals-environment To go straight to the Law itself: https://doe.ky/laws/national-conservation-law/

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Spotlighting Mangroves

Five years after Hurricane Ivan there are still large gaps in Cayman’s mangroves but for the past 18 months Department of Environment staff members have been hard at work replenishing this vital resource. Tune in to GIS Spotlight as they visit replanting sites along the South Sound coast and near the Sailing Club in Red

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