This year our major sponsor was the Cayman Islands' Department
of Environmental Health. We were also sponsored by the National Trust for the Cayman Islands, the Cayman Islands' Department
of Environment, and the Cayman Islands' National Art Gallery.
We decided that it was important to notify the public of
the new Blue Iguana programmes being organised by the National Trust/National Art Gallery. The Blue Iguana is a protected
species in the Cayman Islands and each island, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman has different variations of this
species. There only approximately 20 of these iguanas found in the wild in Grand Cayman at the current time. The Grand Cayman
Iguana is being bred at the Cayman Islands' Botanical Park in North Side. This year over 90 blue iguanas were born. The cost
to look after these iguanas for a year is approximately CI$750.00. Due to the high cost of protecting these iguanas the National
Trust has organised a sponsorship programme where people can adopt and sponsor one of these iguanas for a year at the above
cost. At this cost they would also be able to give a name for their iguana.
The National Art Gallery under the directorship of Mrs Leslie
Bigelman are organising a "Blue Dragon" programme. They have fibreglass iguanas which have been painted by artists in
the Community. These very life-like iguanas are to be placed in the new Grand Cayman parks. It costs CI$2,500 to become an
owner of one of these iguanas.
Mrs Leslie Bigelman is currently giving talks about both
programmes and can be contacted at the Cayman Islands' National Art Gallery.