Mourant Green donates to Blue IguanasJun 3rd, 2008 | By admin | Category: Blues in the Local Press
Mourant Green donates to Blue Iguanas
Cayman Net News Online
Published on Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Cayman’s Blue Iguanas
The Mourant Green Group in Cayman and Jersey has donated nearly $2,500 to the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme after seven blue iguanas were killed at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park in Grand Cayman.
The Mourant Green Group, which was set up in 2007 to support local environmental and green issues chosen by Mourant employees, is sponsored by Chief Executive of Mourant Nicola Davies.
The Cayman and Jersey Green Group organised dress down days to raise money, and the Cayman office also held a potluck lunch, which saw employees donating lunch items and buying them from one another. The Mourant partners in Cayman then kindly matched the total raised in the Cayman office bringing the grand total to $2499.79.
As the national symbol of the Island, the blue iguana is also a critically endangered species. The recent slaughter of seven blue iguanas has sparked outrage in the Islands and the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme is working hard to improve the security of the breeding compound and hopefully prevent future attacks.
Cayman Mourant Green Group representative Courtney Hannon said:
“The attacks on the blue iguanas were a huge blow to the Caymanian community and Mourant was keen to support the Blue Iguana Conservation Programme in its efforts to ensure such a tragedy does not occur again. The dress down day and potluck lunch was a great way to raise funds and awareness about the hard work the Conservation team do at the QE II Botanical Park. Thanks to the partners too for generously matching the figure raised.”
Fred Burton, Programme Director of the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme, said:
“In the wake of this grim disaster, all of us working to save the blue iguana in Grand Cayman have been hugely encouraged by the outpouring of community support, both locally and internationally. The news rapidly went global and I am optimistic that with the upsurge of financial support for the blue iguanas, including Mourant’s donation, we should be able to ensure nothing like this ever happens again.”
Anyone wishing to donate money to the recovery programme can do so by visiting www.blueiguana.ky