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Staff of the Cayman Turtle Centre held a protest demonstration outside the West Bay tourist facility Friday morning, to highlight what they say are unfair work practices.
The revival of green turtles from the brink of extinction in the Cayman Islands is largely due to a project led by the Cayman Turtle Farm, now known as the Cayman Turtle Centre, to reintroduce captive hatchlings into the wild, a new study shows.
Squeals of “Oh my gosh!” and “They’re so cute!” greeted a cluster of baby turtles emerging from a nest on Governors Beach Friday evening.
A Cayman Islands business has been licensed to export lionfish and iguana meat for sale in the U.S. But the company, Spinion, says its efforts to provide an economic solution to the two invasive species threatening Cayman’s environment are being hampered by an opaque and seemingly endless local regulatory process.
Auditors do not win popularity contests. And yet, we must confess we are inordinately fond of auditors and, in particular, Auditors General such as Ms. Winspear, who do, if not God’s work, certainly ours, meaning the people of the Cayman Islands.
As a new day begins with a new/renewed Cayman Islands Government, it’s time for a fresh start at the Cayman Turtle Centre.
TripAdvisor, among the world’s top tourist websites, stopped selling tickets to the Cayman Turtle Centre over the weekend, saying it was “not compliant” with the Massachusetts-based organization’s animal welfare booking policy.
A rare orchid is in bloom and a breeding pair of parrots have produced their first egg at the Cayman Turtle Centre.
The Cayman Turtle Centre has announced the winners of the primary school Poster competition and the high school essay competition.
A recent bulletin from Cayman Turtle Centre terrestrial exhibits curator Geddes Hislop outlined many new developments at the facility over the past few months. In bird news, one young peahen born in late June, 2016, has joined the peafowl flock, bringing the total number of peafowl on the lagoon islands up to six.
The revival of nesting sea turtles in Grand Cayman continued in 2016, despite a reported increase in poaching incidents. Across all three islands, volunteers counted a total of 430 nests: 305 in Grand Cayman, 89 in Little Cayman and 36 in Cayman Brac. The figures represent a record total for Grand Cayman.
Excitement was in the air at the Cayman Turtle Centre recently as a crowd cheered on a group of young birds making their first foray into the wild. On Nov. 9 and 10, visitors to the West Bay attraction had the opportunity to enter their names in a draw enabling a lucky few to release a white-crowned pigeon into the wild.
This week the Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter reports that at the West Bay attraction this year’s second group of juvenile captive-bred white-crowned pigeons are being prepared for their imminent release, which will be coming up within the next couple of weeks.
At the newly renamed Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter, some new arrivals are turning heads.
The Cayman Turtle Farm will be called a “farm” no longer.
The Cayman Turtle farm recently welcomed a group of teachers who are starting at Cayman’s primary and secondary schools this year.
After several years of searching and negotiating, the Cayman Turtle Farm has succeeded in acquiring two female scarlet ibis to pair with the attraction’s two male birds “Ziggy” and “Bobo.”
The Cayman Islands Turtle Farm reports that from Jan. 1 to June 30 2016, over 2,130 school students and teachers visited the West Bay park for education and recreation.
The 2016 breeding season has turned out to be a very productive one for the Cayman Turtle Farm aviary flock.
In mid-May, the Cayman Turtle Farm’s veteran Cayman parrot breeding pair Sweetpea and Leo hatched the second clutch of Cayman parrot triplets ever known to be born in captivity.
A new art piece is doing its part in welcoming visitors to the Cayman Turtle Farm.
A fantastical aquatic visitor to the Cayman Turtle Farm last week had heads turning and youngsters agape.
Students from Prospect Primary School recently offered up some artistic new additions to the Cayman Turtle Farm’s Blue Hole Nature Trail.
About one-third of the Cayman Islands government’s capital projects budget will go toward paying off debt and covering operating losses of statutory authorities and government-owned companies, as well as partly funding a major upgrade to the Owen Roberts International Airport.
School groups looking for a fun end-of-the-year outing are being welcomed by the Cayman Turtle Farm’s End of Term Summer special. The offer is open to all Cayman schools throughout June.
London-based animal welfare organization World Animal Protection has issued comments sharply critical of the Cayman Turtle Farm’s renewed release program and, specifically, Saturday’s release of 15 green sea turtles at Barkers Beach.
In a surprise move, the Cayman Turtle Farm released 15 green sea turtles at Barkers Beach at the weekend, marking the renewal of a program suspended since 2012 after international questions about the animals’ medical fitness.
Some tiny new arrivals at the Turtle Farm aviary are caused a stir.
The Turtle Farm is getting some new feathered friends as its bird breeding season gets under way.
While the Cayman Turtle Farm’s resident reptiles are its star attractions, the West Bay facility’s exhibits also include a popular aviary and other animal displays.
Green sea turtle nests have registered an enormous recovery on Florida’s Atlantic and Gulf coasts, as well as, according to Cayman’s Department of the Environment, on local beaches.
The district of West Bay is home to a unique opportunity for youngsters to connect with Cayman’s natural and cultural heritage.
Visitors who hand fed birds at the Cayman Islands Turtle Farm have helped raise $1,324 for the Cayman Blue Iguana Recovery Program.
The Cayman Turtle Farm’s recent Family Fun Day was such a success, the venue is planning on holding regular family events in the coming months.