Grand Cayman mangroves. Image via Cayman Islands Department of Environment

Public consultations on mangrove conservation in the Cayman Islands

As World Mangrove Day 2018 draws to a close, our final piece of mangrove-related news for the day comes from the Cayman Islands, where several proposals intended to strengthen protection for mangrove ecosystems have been presented to the public for review and feedback. These include three new protected area nominations. …

Punta Petrona, Puerto Rico. Image: via El Nuevo Día
Protected areas

Puerto Rico loses seven nature reserves

Via Repeating Islands, news that the government of Puerto Rico has rescinded protected areas designations for seven sites: El Nuevo Día (22 July 2018) reports that, Puerto Rico lost seven nature reserves on July 3, after Governor Ricardo Rosselló annulled their designation as protected areas; his Planning Board claimed that …