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Iguana culling takes a holiday break

The Department of Environment said it will be closing off its green iguana culling collections for the year from Monday, 23 Dec.

The culling fields

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.

Botanic Park to close for day of culling

For the first time, the management of the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is seeking official help to cull green iguanas.

Iguana cull warning as stray shot hits home

The window of a Grand Cayman home was shattered by a stray shot, believed to be from a green iguana cull team, prompting a new safety warning over the ongoing cull.

Iguana cullers have hearty week to open September

Cayman’s cullers took 14,844 green iguanas out of the ecosystem last week, marking their most successful period in more than two months.

Iguana cull numbers approach 850,000

For the sixth week in a row, Grand Cayman’s green iguana cullers have turned in fewer than 10,000 iguanas to the George Town landfill.

Slow summer for iguana cullers

The summer doldrums continue for Grand Cayman’s green iguana culling effort, as cullers have now turned in fewer than 10,000 iguanas to the George Town landfill for the fifth week in a row.

Culled iguanas surpass 800,000

Following more than two months of consistently strong results, Grand Cayman’s green iguana cullers delivered fewer than 13,000 culled iguanas to the George Town landfill last week. Still, that was enough to boost the total number of culled iguanas past the 800,000 mark.

Surging iguana cull numbers approach 750,000

Grand Cayman’s green iguana cullers delivered 29,925 lizards to the George Town landfill last week, the largest weekly total since mid-December.

Iguana cull total surpasses 700,000

Grand Cayman’s green iguana cullers delivered nearly 24,000 reptiles to the George Town landfill last week, bringing the total number of culled iguanas past 700,000 over 32 weeks.

Iguana cullers keep up the pace

Grand Cayman’s green iguana cullers delivered more than 24,000 reptiles to the George Town landfill last week, making it the fifth time in the past six weeks that they culled more than 22,000 iguanas.

Iguana cull passes 660,000

Grand Cayman’s green iguana cullers turned in another strong performance last week, delivering more than 22,000 of the invasive lizards to the George Town landfill.
More than a million green iguanas have been culled since late October 2018.

Iguana cull surpasses 570,000

Last week, cullers removed more than 22,000 green iguanas from Grand Cayman.The total number of iguanas culled during the first 26 weeks of the Department of Environment’s programme stands at 571,012 as of April 27.

DoE seeks more iguana cullers

As the number of green iguanas culled passes the half million mark, the Department of Environment is looking for more cullers to join the hunt.

Iguana horror

Today's editorial cartoon.

Iguana cull hits 439,000

Last week, cullers removed more than 10,000 green iguanas from Grand Cayman. The total number of iguanas culled during the first 18 weeks of the Department of Environment’s program stands at 439,000, as of March 2.

412,000 iguanas culled in 16 weeks

Last week cullers removed nearly 14,000 green iguanas from Grand Cayman. That brings the total number of iguanas culled to more than 412,000, over the 16-week lifespan of the project.

Iguana cull hits 400,000 mark

Another 19,000 green iguanas have been culled in the race to eradicate the invasive species from the Cayman Islands.

New bid to bolster iguana cull army

With the law of diminishing returns beginning to impact Grand Cayman’s great green iguana cull, officials are making a new plea for people to get involved.

A look back at the year that was

The year 2018 was an eventful one for the Cayman Islands.

Green iguana cull total passes 275,000

Heading into the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Grand Cayman’s iguana hunters pushed the total of culled lizards past the 275,000 mark.

Iguana cull continues to pay dividends

Cullers continue to keep up the pressure on the invasive green iguanas. Another 30,271 culled lizards were dropped off at the landfill site last week.

EDITORIAL – When ‘less is more,’ but none is better

In recent weeks we have noticed, with a certain degree of satisfaction, that we have not been noticing certain nuisances around Grand Cayman that heretofore have been irritating us to no end.

Iguana cull total passes 200,000 mark

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

Number of culled iguanas approaches 200,000

Through five weeks of the Department of Environment’s cull of invasive green iguanas in Grand Cayman, cullers had killed more than 193,000 iguanas as of Saturday, Dec. 1.

More than 160,000 iguanas culled in first month

The weekly numbers have been decreasing since the first week, when 53,464 iguanas were delivered to the George Town landfill.

EDITORIAL – Cayman’s cullers have invasive iguanas at bay

Two-and-a-half weeks into Grand Cayman’s “great green iguana cull,” local hunters had bagged 111,732 of the invasive reptiles, according to figures from the Department of Environment. That’s an impressive start toward the year-long target of 1 million iguanas.

The green iguana gold rush

In West Bay, a man stands on the back of a flatbed truck and casts a fishing pole into the foliage. In Savannah, a sniper methodically picks off targets with a .22-caliber air rifle. In George Town, hunters with homemade poles and nooses sweep through patches of urban woodland.

Color blind

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EDITORIAL – First days: Mulling the culling debut

What appears to be going on is the result of a less-than-clear instruction from Fred Burton, head of the DoE’s terrestrial resources unit and leader of the culling project.

CUC warns iguana cullers about power lines

The Caribbean Utilities Company is warning green iguana cullers to exercise “extreme caution” around electricity poles and power lines while they are hunting the animals.

Day one of cull nets nearly 14,000 iguanas

Cullers delivered 13,819 green iguanas to the George Town landfill Monday as the first day of an islandwide cull to help rid Grand Cayman of the invasive species got under way.

Nice car

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EDITORIAL – To Grand Cayman’s green iguana cullers: Happy (and safe) hunting

With the project set to begin officially on Monday at 8 a.m. sharp, it seems that officials have done their best to get all their administrative ducks in a row. Next up: One million green iguanas.

Iguana cull

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“Blue” iguana

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Iguana cull registration begins Monday

The Department of Environment will begin registering cullers next week with the aim of starting its massive nationwide green iguana cull by the end of the month.

Birth control

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Iguana reward

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Iguana Patton

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9 million cull

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Iguana cullers seek looser air gun rules

Environment officials are in talks with police in an effort to relax Cayman’s gun regulations in order to fast track new air-rifle permits for an islandwide cull of invasive green iguanas.

DoE ready to launch $9 million iguana cull

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.

Iguana math

Today's editorial cartoon.

EDITORIAL – The iguana battle: Is Cayman facing a ‘cull-de-sac’?

Cayman has a serious problem that, frankly, it is not taking seriously at all.

Got the job

Today's editorial cartoon.

44 respond to call for nationwide iguana cull

A call for iguana hunters and culling businesses to put themselves forward for a nationwide eradication effort attracted 44 responses.

Iguana hunters

Today's editorial cartoon.

Culling

Iguanas — Today's editorial cartoon

Full-time hunters sought for massive iguana cull

A plea has gone out to hunters in Cayman to put themselves forward for a massive, multi-year iguana-culling program.

Feral cat challenge questions legality of cull

A legal challenge to the culling of feral cats on the Sister Islands has raised questions about the legality of such animal control methods under Cayman Islands law.

Iguana cullers shift sights to Cayman Brac

Cullers on Cayman Brac are hunting down a fledgling population of green iguanas in an effort to stop the invasive species from gaining a foothold on the island.

Iguana cull extended through Nov. 30

Contracts to cullers were issued with a provisional end day of Aug. 31, but the DOE has funds available to allow current contractors to continue for an extra three months.

Lizard lotto not going as planned

Lizard lotto not going as planned — Today's editorial cartoon

Only 1,400 iguanas culled in May, concerning environment chiefs

Environment officials are rethinking their iguana-control strategy after a weak return in the first month of a planned community cull.

EDITORIAL – Few winners in Cayman’s ‘Lizard Lotto’

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.

Cayman Brac iguana cull nets results

In the latest issue of the Department of Environment’s Flicker newsletter, Research Officer Jane Haakonsson’s update on the fight against green iguanas on the Brac sheds light on the growing problem the island faces from this invasive species.

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