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Tag: Department of Environment

Wants to rid yard of green iguanas

Wants to rid yard of green iguanas

| 20/07/2017 | 19 Comments
Is there any way of repelling green iguanas from particular areas? Any chemical or plant that will keep them out of my yard? I have a dog but he’s afraid of them and runs away. Auntie’s answer: I think this is one topic most people will agree on – that green iguanas are pests and [… [...]

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Branson dives to promote grouper protection

Branson dives to promote grouper protection

| 17/03/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Sir Richard Branson said witnessing a massive spawning aggregation of Nassau groupers was “like being in the maternity ward of the ocean, with thousands of fish mating together”. Branson made the dive off the coast of Little Cayman with Dr Guy Harvey, the Cayman Islands Departm [...]

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Applications open for DoE internships

Applications open for DoE internships

| 10/03/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Department of Environment is offering summer internships for students ages 15 and over, who live in Grand Cayman and are interested in gaining experience in marine science, terrestrial ecology, sustainable development and related fields. The internships are unpaid volunteer pos [...]

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First lionfish cull of the year set

First lionfish cull of the year set

| 23/02/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The first lionfish tournament of 2017 is scheduled for 25 and 26 February, with each of the invasive species that is caught analysed by the Department of Environment (DoE), and then sold to local restaurants. The event, organised under the mantle of the Cayman United Lionfish Leagu [...]

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Wants accounting of iguana counters

Wants accounting of iguana counters

| 21/09/2016 | 1 Comment
I would like to find out how many weeks it takes, and money spent, to count iguanas in Little Cayman. Looks like a government vehicle is on the road all day (seven days), not ONE Caymanian among the “counters”.  Who pays for all of that? And why can’t we employ Caymanians, since w [...]

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Wreck at Rum Point needs to be salvaged

Wreck at Rum Point needs to be salvaged

| 18/09/2016 | 9 Comments
Who is responsible for removing a sunken boat at Rum Point? There’s a 25ft boat that sunk while anchored off Rum Point in about four feet of water and it’s been there for over two months! Children have been playing on it, and we’ve noticed it’s starting to fall apart with all [...]

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New plan to get rid of the green iguana

New plan to get rid of the green iguana

| 13/09/2016 | 4 Comments
With about 500K green iguanas estimated to be now living amongst us and the recent success of the iguana culling week which demonstrated a need for ongoing culling, what is government’s plan to do with this invasive species going forward? Will there be year round culling, will government contr [...]

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Event to celebrate Cayman’s sharks

Event to celebrate Cayman’s sharks

| 27/05/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Marine Conservation International (MCI) and the Department of Environment (DoE) are holding “SharKY Fest” on 4 June 2016 at Dive Tech at Lighthouse Point, West Bay from 12pm to 5pm. The event is being organised to promote shark conservation and raise awareness about the new law co [...]

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First cull of the year in effort to tame lionfish

First cull of the year in effort to tame lionfish

| 24/02/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): As part of continuing efforts to control the population of the invasive lionfish, the first cull of 2016 will be held 27-28 February. Lionfish tournaments are organised throughout the year under the mantle of the Cayman United Lionfish League [CULL]. Members of the public are invited to atten [...]

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DoE casts wide net to collect used fishing line

DoE casts wide net to collect used fishing line

| 27/11/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment (DoE) has installed almost 40 fishing-line recycling bins at public docks, dive shops and fishing-supply stores across Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. [...]

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East End dive shop plans coral nursery

East End dive shop plans coral nursery

| 30/10/2015 | 2 Comments
(CNS): The co-owner of East End dive operation, Ocean Frontiers, has revealed plans to create a coral nursery in the area to repair and replenish threatened reef systems in the waters around Cayman. As the tourism minister proceeds with cruise berthing plans that may destroy more than 35 acres in t [...]

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Students get creative for the environment

Students get creative for the environment

| 18/06/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Seven students were named winners in a poster competition held to highlight the threat to the marine environment from discarded fishing line and to promote a recycling programme. In honour of World Environment Day (5 June), the Department of Environment (DoE) asked children to create posters [...]

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