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The Blue Iguana Conservation organisation has launched a five-year 'Strategic Species Action Plan' to help conserve Grand Cayman’s most iconic reptile species, which it...
Fred Burton, the man responsible for bringing Cayman’s blue iguanas back from the verge of extinction, was honoured Saturday at the first annual International Blue Iguana Day.
Cullers have turned in 54,508 green iguanas since the start of this year.
Those behind the 2020 green iguana cull say they will be going into communities to seek permission from homeowners to help reduce complaints of trespass.
The green iguana culling mission hit a landmark on Thursday when the one millionth of the invasive species was deposited at the George Town landfill.
Nearly a year’s worth of iguana culling has yielded “spectacular” results, according to officials at the Department of Environment, but that doesn’t mean the battle is over.
If something is not done, Fred Burton says, the Cayman parrot may cease to be.
The discovery of a second population of a rare flower found only in Grand Cayman has altered plans for a residential development in order to protect the species.
With the invasive lizards becoming harder to find as numbers dwindle, the Department of Environment put out an appeal to recruit new cullers, resulting in 115 additional people becoming licensed.
The Department of Environment experimented with the technology when a team of visiting scientists came to Grand Cayman last year. Thermal imaging cameras have been used for some time to spot birds and mammals, but it was not known if the technology could work on cold-blooded reptiles.
Almost 350 people registered to take part in Grand Cayman’s islandwide green iguana cull.
With Cayman on the brink of embarking on a nationwide green iguana cull, the population of the invasive species continues to creep upward.
It is important that the Department of Environment proceed with openness and transparency on this issue going forward. There is no conceivable need – or excuse – for secrecy or privacy.
The Department of Environment is seeking a contractor to manage a full-scale, multi-year cull of green iguanas that aims to remove 1.4 million of the invasive lizards from Grand Cayman by the end of next year.
One lesson about wars: Don’t declare them if you do not intend to win them.
It will take a dedicated commitment of money and resources to control or eradicate Cayman’s green iguana population, according to Department of Environment experts.
There are now more than a million invasive green iguanas on Grand Cayman, with culling efforts so far proving futile.
Customs officers are continuing to investigate an attempt to import a sugar glider possum into the Cayman Islands last week.
Environment officials are rethinking their iguana-control strategy after a weak return in the first month of a planned community cull.
The Cayman Islands government’s big idea – to supplement professional green iguana cullers with a volunteer "lizard lotto" – turned out to be a bad idea.
Don’t blame Fred Burton. He’s a good guy bearing really bad news.
The green iguana is rapidly becoming the most successful land-dwelling species in the history of the Cayman Islands. (Emphasis on the word “rapidly.”)
Ever since he was a little boy, Pedro Watler, 56, has loved to crack almonds.