Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Scenes from the roadside clean up

Caymanian Compass
Apr 18, 2012

The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce’s 15th annual Earth Day Roadside Clean-Up took place on Saturday, April 14.

Although the official start was 7am, hundreds of people were out beginning at sunrise as they committed to their goal of cleaning up Cayman’s roadsides and beaches. More than 1,500 people came out representing schools, businesses, church groups and community organisations. After the clean up, everyone was invited to a brunch at Tiki Beach courtesy of LIME.

Nassau Grouper Recovery Efforts Put Cayman Islands on the World Conservation Map

The Bahamas Weekly
Apr 16, 2012

George Town, Grand Cayman - Recent scientific evidence shows that a ten-year effort to protect the spawning aggregation sites for the endangered Nassau Grouper has resulted in a growing and healthy population of the species on the reefs near Little Cayman, a harbinger that the recovery of the species may spread throughout the Caribbean.

After ten years the detective work is finally done, said an exuberant Dr. Guy Harvey, a Cayman resident and an ardent conservationist and internationally known marine wildlife artist.  Read the whole story here.