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Cayman Mangrove Festival honours islands’ wetlands

The Cayman Mangrove Festival attracted more than 200 attendees to George Town’s Parcel 110 on Saturday in celebration of the islands’ wetlands. Over 30 students...

CPA turns down application to clear mangrove area

The Central Planning Authority has rejected an application by K&B Ltd. to clear mangrove land near an area where illegal clearing had earlier been carried out.

Update: CPA adjourns decision on Bodden Town housing development

The Central Planning Authority has approved plans for a development with 437 house lots, which borders the Central Mangrove Wetland area of Bodden Town.

Putting a price on nature

A new project aims to calculate the economic value of some of the services provided by Cayman's natural ecosystems in an effort to elevate the standing of the environment in planning and development decisions.

Heavy rains bring red mangrove run-off into South Sound

The annual leaching of fresh tannin-stained water from South Sound’s red mangroves into the nearby lagoon has begun. The natural phenomenon occurs after periods of heavy rainfall.

Mangrove rangers begin training

Ten young Caymanians have begun training to be mangrove rangers in an initiative spearheaded by Mangrove Education Project director Martin Keeley.

Protect Our Future calls for mangrove conservation

Protect Our Future members marked Global Wetlands Day on Monday by protesting the destruction of mangroves at an Old Prospect Road site after a developer removed the vegetation and filled the area without planning permission.

Volunteers help replant mangroves

A group of volunteers is helping to restore mangroves along the South Sound shoreline. Cayman resident Chris Luijten’s newly established group, Cayman Mangrove Conservation which he started last month, already has 10 volunteers.

West Bay mangroves cleared without permission

West Bay mangroves cleared without permission

Family donates to help buy mangrove land

Cayman residents Chris and Karen Luijten have donated $75,000 to purchase an area of mangroves to help offset carbon dioxide emissions created by Protect Our Future students’ travel to Spain last month.

Cayman’s diminishing mangroves

Longtime residents of Grand Cayman will already know how drastically the island has changed in recent decades, as construction and development have accelerated to keep pace with a growing population. Analysis from the Department of Environment can help quantify how drastic that change has been for the island’s wetlands.

Exploring Cayman’s magical mangroves

Once in a while, islanders should trade the sand and sun loungers of Seven Mile Beach for a voyage along silent waterways, which offer refuge for an array of island wildlife.

Educational mangroves website launched

Cayman’s teachers and students can now talk with students all over the mangrove world, thanks to a new interactive website launched by the Mangrove Action Project.

Bodden Town-Rum Point road proposed through mangroves

A new road that would cut through the Central Mangrove Wetlands to link Bodden Town to Rum Point is under consideration.

Salt Creek mangroves nominated as protected area

Public access to a small section of mangrove wetlands in West Bay is being touted as a potential solution for the successful maintenance of a natural area which is among six sites on Grand Cayman slated for consideration as protected areas under the National Conservation Law.

‘Myths and Legends’ book brings mangroves to life

The stories that surround the world’s mangrove forests come alive in “Marvellous Mangroves Myths and Legends,” a new book from Brac author Martin Keeley.

Mangrove planting proposed to help tackle Kaibo erosion

The Department of Environment is proposing to plant mangroves in a bid to stop erosion of Kaibo Public Beach, attendees of last week’s North Side District Council meeting heard.

Talk sheds light on mangroves

A hands-on presentation on the local mangrove population was one of the latest events taking place on Cayman Brac marking Earth Month.

Events will celebrate the Earth all month

Earth Day is April 22 but Earth Month starts April 1, and there are plenty of opportunities this month to celebrate Mother Nature in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac.

Prospect Primary students explore mangroves

A group of Year 5 students from Prospect Primary School recently had the chance to go out on the water for a hands-on lesson about mangroves.

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