ENVIRONMENT

Barkers National Park: A series of false starts

Confusion over Barkers National Park boundaries, a lack of a cohesive development plan and poor management have left the peninsula at the northwest tip of North Sound arguably worse off than it was when Prince Edward attended its dedication ceremony in 2003.

Barkers in the balance

Jutting like a crooked finger into the North Sound, Barkers peninsula offers a glimpse of what Grand Cayman might have looked like to the first settlers – the verdant island set in blue Caribbean sea, exalted in our national song.

Young environmentalist’s campaign attracts international support

A campaign to encourage businesses and consumers in the Cayman Islands to ditch single-use plastics is attracting overseas attention.

Sharp drop in nesting turtle numbers

Despite threats from poachers, plastic pollution, coastal development and now sargassum seaweed, researchers remain optimistic about the long-term survival of the Cayman Islands nesting sea turtle population.

Iguana cull total passes 200,000 mark

Licensed cullers turned in another 32,301 green iguana carcasses last week.

Six percent of Cayman Islands protected under conservation law

Just over 6 percent of land in the Cayman Islands has been protected from development and other threats since the National Conservation Law was established five years ago, officials confirmed this week.

London trip kicks off with environmental workshop

Premier Alden McLaughlin hosted the first environmental workshop for the U.K. Overseas Territories Association on Monday, one of a series of meetings he and other government officials are having in London this week.

Grouper season closes, lobster season opens

Saturday, Dec. 1, marks the closing of the Nassau grouper season and the opening of the lobster season in the Cayman Islands.

Public invited to give input at airport wildlife hazard meeting

The Cayman Islands Airports Authority is inviting members of the public to attend the annual meeting of the Hazardous Wildlife Working Group on Monday, Dec. 3.

Captive-bred parrots released into the wild at Botanic Park

Four colorful Cayman parrots were released into the wild at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park Colour Garden on Saturday.
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