The United Nations has declared
2010 the International Year of Biodiversity. With this in mind, the National
Trust for the Cayman Islands is working hard to bolster the Land Reserve Fund
through intensive fundraising.
The fund is used to protect land
which is under threat of being destroyed or negatively impacted by development.
The UN invites the world to take
action in 2010 to safeguard the variety of life on earth: biodiversity.
In recognition of the UN’s
declaration, the National Trust is seeking to raise funds which will aid in the
purchase of biodiverse land throughout the Cayman Islands.
“We would like to see more land in
the Cayman Islands preserved,” said Janet Walker, council member of the Trust.
“2010 being declared the
International Year of Biodiversity makes this an opportune time to raise both
money and awareness about the diminishing biodiversity in our Islands”.
Individuals and companies are asked
to help this cause as the Trust continues to preserve the Cayman Islands for
present and future generations. Those who donate CI$2,500 or more will be
invited to attend an appreciation dinner scheduled for late March.