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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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General Meeting – March 23

The National Conservation Council wishes to advise the public of the upcoming General Meeting this Wednesday, 23 March, 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 …

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National Conservation Council General Meeting – 24 Nov 2021 – 2pm

The National Conservation Council wishes to advise the public of the General Meeting scheduled for 24 November, 2021 at 2pm. This meeting is open to public viewing, via the “CaymanIslandsDoE” YouTube stream due to COVID restrictions. The complete Agenda with appendices is available for download at conservation.ky.

ReGen TOR Finalised

The Government’s Environmental Assessment Board confirms that the Terms of Reference for the ReGen project (formerly the Integrated Solid Waste Management System) have now been finalised after a period of public consultation and three public meetings. The Terms of Reference explain the guidelines and scope for the studies which will be done as part of …

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SYBIL’S CROWNBEARD MEETING

The DoE invites CaymanBrac residents to a special meeting to discuss the Conservation Plan for Sybil’s Crownbeard (Verbesina Caymanensis), a small shrub unique to Cayman Brac. The entire world population of Sybil’s Crownbeard occurs on the seasonally shaded north-facing cliffs of Cayman Brac’s Bluff, above Spot Bay as far west as the Big Channel Bluff …

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