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Cayman Islands new marine park review

The Cayman Islands Department of Environment is once again asking the public to provide comments and feedback on new marine park proposals. The district public meetings have wrapped up, but there will be a poster presentation of the proposals in the Department of Environment library, 580 North Sound Road, Grand Cayman, until November 23, 2012, […]

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Grand Cayman Blue Iguana no longer critically endangered

Grand Cayman Blue Iguana

Great news: the Cayman Blue Iguana is no longer classed as a critically endangered species: The Grand Cayman Blue Iguana (Cyclura lewisi) has taken a formal step back from extinction this year. The announcement comes with the latest update to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, which was released in India this week by […]

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Conservationists call for an end to sea turtle farming in the Cayman Islands

Cayman Turtle Farm

The Sea Turtle Conservancy has joined the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) in their campaign for an end to sea turtle farming and, in particular, the closure of the Cayman Turtle Farm. The Associated Press reports: Wildlife activists urged the Cayman Islands on Thursday to permanently halt the farming of green sea […]

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Video: Grouper Moon

Video: Grouper Moon

Join researchers from the Reef Environmental Education Foundation and the Cayman Islands Department of Environment as they study one of the last great reproductive populations of Nassau Grouper.

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Guy Harvey lobbies for legal protection of stingrays in the Cayman Islands

Stingray, Cayman Islands

Having lobbied for the ban on Nassau Grouper fishing in the Cayman Islands to be extended, noted marine conservationist Guy Harvey has now launched a campaign to protect stingrays in the Caymans: Marine wildlife artist and conservationist Dr Guy Harvey is leading a petition drive calling on the government of the Cayman Islands to immediately […]

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Video: Mystery of the Grouper Moon (short version)

This is an abridged version of the documentary, made by marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey and award-winning filmmaker George Schellenger, to promote conservation of the endangered Nassau Grouper.

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Animal welfare, conservation groups pound Cayman Turtle Farm

Caribarena reports on the mounting criticism against the world’s last turtle farming operation in the Cayman Islands: New information revealed as part of an investigation conducted by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) into the Cayman Turtle Farm (CTF) shows disturbing evidence of animal cruelty and conservation failures, amid fresh revelations of […]

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Little Cayman Research Centre developing new lab to study climate change impacts on coral reefs

Little Cayman Research Center

The Little Cayman Research Centre at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute will soon be able to do more and better research into how climate change affects the health of coral reefs: The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) was the recent recipient of a grant from the National Science Foundation which will enable the Institute to […]

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Vacancy: Newcastle University has two short-term marine research assistant positions

Based in the School of Marine Science and Technology, there is a unique opportunity to use interdisciplinary research approaches to support effective coral reef management. You will work on a project which aims to identify major threats to coral reef health and the most appropriate management interventions for the UKOTs and governance structures to support […]

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Video: Preview to Guy Harvey’s “Mystery of the Grouper Moon”

Preview to the upcoming Guy Harvey film, “Mystery of the Grouper Moon”. The movie takes an unprecedented look at the fight to protect the Nassau Grouper in the Cayman Islands and introduces you to the spectacular life in the area, both above the water and below. From birds, to the endangered Little Cayman Rock Iguana, […]

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Can the Caribbean survive climate induced impacts?

The UN Climate Change Conference 2012 is being held in Quatar this week. Caribbean 360 reports on concerns of survivability […]

Green Antilles interview: Salome Buglass, Masters student at UBC, asks Have Tobago’s corals survived mass bleaching?

It is my joy to present the second Green Antilles interview. Salome Buglass is a Master’s student at the University […]

World Ocean Assessment workshop for the Caribbean

On November 13-15, a World Ocean Assessment Workshop was held for the Wider Caribbean in Miami, Florida. The Workshop for […]

Economic impact assessment of recreational fishing in the Caribbean

Recreational fisheries are prevalent in most Caribbean islands, though to date, the socio-economic characteristics of this sector are poorly studied. […]

Weekend photos: peacock flounders

Peacock flounder, © Michael Buchanan

The peacock flounder changes its color and the pattern on its skin to exactly match the sea floor. One of […]