Species Conservation

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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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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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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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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