National Trust aims to build 
land reserve fund for Islands

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is aiming to build on its fundraising successes in 2010 as it works to protect important land in the Cayman Islands.

The United Nations has declared 2011 the International Year of Forests and this decade the International Decade of Biodiversity.

The Trust is looking to raise funds to boost the Land Reserve Fund as it builds toward preserving land vital to the biodiversity of Cayman.

“In 2010 during the International Year of Biodiversity, the National Trust raised almost $90,000 for the purchase of land that was deemed environmentally significant by the National Trust,” said Janet Walker, council member of the Trust.

“This year we would like to focus on expanding the Mastic Reserve and Rock Iguana habitat in the Sister Islands,” she continued.

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 $2,500 or more will be invited to an appreciation dinner scheduled in April.

Donations can be made by contacting Erika Walton, development and marketing officer at the National Trust, by calling 749-1129 or emailing [email protected]