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Draft NRA East-West Arterial Extension Terms of Reference Open for Public Consultation

The public is invited to review and comment on the Terms of Reference for the Environmental Impact Assessment of the East-West Arterial Extension from Woodland Drive to Frank Sound Road. The Terms of Reference have been developed by the project proponent, the National Roads Authority, in collaboration with the Environmental Assessment Board which includes representatives …

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Alien Species in the Cayman Islands

2022 Regulations & Frequently Asked Questions The new (Alien Species) Regulations 2022 recently passed by Cabinet will ensure greater protections for Cayman’s most precious native flora and fauna (plants and animals) with the creation of a prohibited species list, and differentiating between domestic & feral species. The legislation also provides ways to control feral and …

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NCC General Meeting – 14 December

The National Conservation Council wishes to advise the public of the upcoming General Meeting Wednesday, 14 December, 2022 at 2pm. The public are invited to observe the live stream of the meeting via the “CaymanIslandsDoE” YouTube channel or the ‘DoECayman’ Facebook page. The complete Agenda with appendices is available for downloaded here. Public comments in …

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Seabird Consultation Deadline Extended & Community Meetings Planned

The public consultation period for the proposed Seabird Conservation Plan has been extended through 11 November! The proposed Seabird Conservation Plan is aimed at protecting the nesting habitats for six of Cayman’s most threatened native nesting seabirds. Visit conservation.ky/seabirds to learn more about the Conservation Plan and take the survey to let us know what …

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Colonial Nesting Birds

The National Conservation Council (NCC) is seeking public commentary on a (draft) Species Conservation Plan to protect six species of native nesting seabirds across the Cayman Islands. Of the Brown Booby, Red-footed Booby, Magnificent Frigatebird (Man o’ War), White-tailed Tropicbird (Bo’sun bird), Least Tern and Bridled Tern, most populations in Cayman have experienced significant declines …

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NCC addresses community questions regarding recent ruling

In a ruling released 23 August 2022, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands confirmed that the National Conservation Council (NCC) is legally able to direct government bodies in circumstances where actions could negatively impact designated protected areas or the critical habitat of protected species. The National Conservation Council understands there are questions in the …

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Grand Court rules in favour of National Conservation Council in Judicial Review

Grand Cayman – In a decision released 23 August 2022, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands confirmed that the National Conservation Act (2013) provides the National Conservation Council (NCC) with the ability to direct government bodies in circumstances where actions could have an adverse effect on protected areas or species. As a result, the …

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General Meeting – 29 June 2022

The National Conservation Council wishes to advise the public of the upcoming General Meeting Wednesday, 29 June, 2022 at 2pm. The public are invited to observe the live stream of the meeting via the ‘DoECayman’ Facebook page and “CaymanIslandsDoE” YouTube channel. https://www.facebook.com/DOECaymanhttps://www.youtube.com/CaymanIslandsDoE The complete Agenda with appendices is available for download here. Public comments may be …

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Summer Research Assistants Wanted!

Are you currently studying in the sciences or will be in the coming year? Are you interested in the scientific work of the Department of Environment? Are you looking for a summer position focused on learning and supporting DoE’s scientific teams? The DoE is looking for dedicated and focused, college-aged research assistants within our various …

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