Who: Minister of Environment, Wayne Panton

What: Proposals for an enhanced system of Marine Parks, for public consultation, under the provisions of Section 9 of the National Conservation Law (NCL)

Where: GIS conference room, 2nd floor, Government Administration Building. Please check in with building security in the front lobby.

When: 9:30am Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Background:  NCL was passed by the Legislative Assembly in December 2013; in September 2014, Parts 1 and 2 of the law, as well as Schedule 2, were commenced in order to provide the administrative framework for implementing the remaining parts of the law.

On Earth Day 2015, Government commenced Parts 3 and 4 of the law, aspects of the NCL that protect species and which allow the National Conservation Council to begin the practical work of increasing Cayman's areas under protection.

Section 9 of Part 3 of the law explains the procedure through which land is designated for protected status. The proposals call for changes in marine park boundaries and regulations to mitigate conservation problems.

Participants: Minister Panton; Department of Environment Director Gina Ebanks-Petrie; National Conservation Council Chairperson Christine Rose-Smyth

RSVP: By noon Tuesday, 25 August, to matthew.yates@gov.ky.

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