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Heavy Equipment Hatchling Warning

We are currently in peak sea turtle nesting season! Reminder: you must check with the Department of Environment (DoE) BEFORE bringing heavy equipment and vehicles onto the beach to clear debris. Heavy machinery and vehicles can collapse turtle nests and crush hatchling sea turtles and their nests. All sea turtles and their nests are protected …

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NCC General Meeting – June 19th – 2pm

The National Conservation Council General Meeting will be held next Wednesday, June 19th at 2pm. The public are invited watch the meeting by live stream on CIG and DoE’s YouTube channel and Facebook pages. The complete Agenda may be downloaded here. Questions may be submitted to conservationcouncil@gov.ky by Monday June 17th.

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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NCC General Meeting – April 3rd

The National Conservation Council General Meeting will be held next Wednesday, April 3rd at 2pm. The public are invited watch the meeting by live stream on CIG and DoE’s YouTube channel and Facebook pages. The complete Agenda may be downloaded here.The NCC 2023 Annual Report may be downloaded here. Questions may be submitted to conservationcouncil@gov.ky …

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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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Draft Environmental Statement – ReGen Project

NOTICE OF INTENT TO MAKE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT (ES) FOR THE PROPOSED ReGen PROJECT(FORMERLY THE ‘INTEGRATED SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM’) REQUEST FOR COMMENTS AND NOTICE OF OPEN HOUSE SESSIONS  The Environmental Assessment Board (EAB) established for the ReGen project is hereby providing Notice to the Public regarding the availability of the Draft Environmental …

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