Last week, cullers removed 9,011 invasive green iguanas from Grand Cayman, the lowest number in a single week since the culling project began in October last year.
This is the second week in a row for cullers to set a low mark for iguanas collected. The previous week, they only culled 9,232 iguanas. At the time, the Department of Environment attributed the low total to heavy rainfall.
So far, a total of 821,689 green iguanas have been disposed of at the George Town landfill, according to the latest statistics from the DoE.
Cullers are still above the pace needed to reach the target number of culling 1.3 million green iguanas by the end of 2019.
Cullers are being paid $4.50 a head, rising to $5 if they meet monthly and annual targets, in an effort to wipe out the invasive species in Grand Cayman.