Safeguarding Cayman’s sister islands from invasive species


Cayman Islands
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Ref: DPLUS128

Status: Current

Round:
9
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Project Leader:
Project Partners:
Cayman Islands’ Government Department of Environment, Cayman Island’s Government Department of Agriculture
Start Date:
01-07-21
End Date:
30-06-24
Funding:
£484,227.00
Website:
Regions:
UKOT
Countries:
Cayman Islands
Project Summary:
The largely undeveloped Sister Islands (Cayman Brac and Little Cayman) are Cayman’s environmental flagships, home to the Territory’s only RAMSAR site and its most internationally significant wildlife. Invasive Alien Vertebrates (IAV) pose a major yet largely unmanaged threat. Feral cat predation has resulted in catastrophic native species declines whilst invasive green iguanas are spreading from Grand Cayman. This project will strengthen Territory-wide biosecurity and implement IAV management with local communities, building knowledge, capacity and support for effective and sustainable action.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS128 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2021-06-21 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS128 HYR1 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-11-25 00:00:00