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Salvia caymanensis (Cayman sage)

Conservation Status The Cayman Sage is a flowering herb native exclusively to Grand Cayman. Originally described in 1900 under a different name, and then published as a unique species by Proctor in 1986, it was suspected to have become extinct until rediscovered growing in the road verge on the Queen’s Highway in 2007. Although this …

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Port Zeus EIA Timeline Correction

The DoE has received some enquiries about the status and timeline of the Port Zeus (Brac Marina Village) Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) following the publication of a story in the Cayman Compass. The information provided in the Compass article incorrectly attributes a 9 month delay to the DoE/Environmental Assessment Board, however the months-long gap was …

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DoE Comments on Cayman Compass CPA Morritt’s Article

In light of the recent Compass article regarding the Central Planning Authority’s (CPA) environmental consultation process in relation to the Morritt’s application, the Department of Environment (DoE) and National Conservation Council (NCC) feel compelled to clarify that since July 2023 the CPA have been fully aware of the DoE/NCC’s simple, directed conditions of approval required …

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NCC General Meeting – 23 August 2023

The National Conservation Council wishes to advise the public of the upcoming General Meeting Wednesday, 23 August at 1:30pm. 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 here. Public comments in advance of the …

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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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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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