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Cayman Turtle Centre Makes Donation to National Trust for Blue Iguana Recovery
Friday, February 6th, 2015…… Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter has several in-house conservation programs of our own, but we also reach out to help other conservation initiatives in Cayman.
At our Caribbean Free-Flight Aviary (which has pioneered release programmes for both the Cayman Parrot and the White Crown Pigeon), the proceeds from the sale of bird feed during the last quarter of 2014 (October through December) has been donated to the National Trust of the Cayman Islands’ Blue Iguana Recovery Programme: http://www.blueiguana.ky/
During the quarter, our Terrestrial staff highlighted the Blue Iguana programme to guests visiting our Caribbean Aviary exhibit, educating them about the Blue Iguana and letting them know they also have a chance to support its conservation by enjoying feeding our Aviary birds. Funds raised during the quarter totaled US$1609.
Cayman Turtle Centre Curator - Terrestrial Exhibits & Education Programmes Geddes Hislop handed the cheque to National Trust director Christina McTaggart Pineda.
The donation programme continues throughout the year, with a new beneficiary being chosen every quarter.
Aviary Hand feeding for visitors takes place from 10AM – 3PM daily.
The Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter is the Cayman Islands’ most-visited land-based attraction, with over 230,00 visitors annually.