Efforts by the National Trust for the Cayman Islands to purchase an environmentally significant parcel of land in Little Cayman have received a welcome boost.
This comes thanks to a $5,000 donation to the Trust’s Land Reserve Fund from Caledonian Group Financial Services.
A nongovernmental, not-for-profit organisation, the National Trust works to preserve the natural and built heritage of the Cayman Islands. All the money raised through the National Trust Land Reserve Fund is used to purchase environmentally significant land, which will be protected and held in trust for the people of the Cayman Islands, much as how national parks are designated in other jurisdictions.
“The trust’s environmental programmes are founded on the concept that the best way to protect native plants and animals is to protect the natural areas upon which they depend,” said National Trust Council member Janet Walker, who spearheads the Land Reserve Fund campaign fundraising efforts.
“Caledonian’s generous gift will go toward this year’s efforts to purchase an important Sister Islands Rock Iguana nesting site in Little Cayman.” Nicole Gordon, Caledonian marketing and business development manager, said, “The Caledonian legacy is firmly and permanently rooted in the Cayman Islands. The firm is committed to participate in conservation efforts that will help preserve our environment so that future generations have the ability to enjoy the nature of our beautiful islands.”
Ms Walker added: “Thanks to the generosity of supporters like Caledonian, we are able to acquire and preserve unique natural areas like these across all three Islands. We could not do it without them.”
For more on the Land Reserve Fund and other National Trust initiatives, visit nationaltrust.org.ky or call 749-1121.