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Cayman Islands Readying to Implement National Conservation Law

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - July 15, 2014

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

The Cayman Islands is set to implement its new National Conservation Law, the territory announced this week.

The law is “signed, sealed and nearly delivered,” the government said in a statement.

The territory’s Department of Environment said the law would “will allow the Cayman Islands to protect and conserve endangered, threatened and endemic plants and their habitats as well as the variety of wildlife in the Cayman Islands.”

According to Cayman Islands Environment Minister Wayne Panton, the government has been waiting on a pair of amending bills that were required before the law could take effect.

Those include the animals law and the plants law, he said.

Panton said that, within the next two weeks, the British Overseas Territory’s government should have parts one and two of the law “in place.”

The goal is to bring the entire marine conservation law into effect by the fall.

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