Here’s a list of wildlife species unique to the Cayman Islands

Here’s a list of wildlife species unique to the Cayman Islands

One of the reasons our team at Cayman Wildlife gets very excited when we are highlighting and advocating for conservation of nature in the Cayman Islands is the fact that this is home to some very unique animal species, and we have the privilege of seeing them first hand. Whereas the photos we always take and share are pretty cool, nothing beats seeing these animal species with your naked eyes.

Here’s a list of wildlife species unique to the Cayman Islands.

1 Reptile species

lizard

The Cayman Islands is home to at least 10 reptile species that are unique to the islands with most of them belonging to the lizard and snake families. If you are therefore a person who enjoys this kind of wildlife then this is the place for you to visit. Among the reptiles you will get to see include the Blue-throated Anole, Brac Anole, Green Anole, the Cayman Racer, and Cayman Blindsnake, among others.

2 Bird species

bird

The Cayman Islands is home to at least twobird species that are unique to the islands with one of them believed to have gone into extinction. If you are therefore a person who enjoys this kind of wildlife then this is the place for you to visit. The two bird species that are believed to be in the island are the Cayman Thrush and the Cayman Bullfinch, with the former being the species that has become extinct.

3 Fish species

fish

The Cayman Islands is home to at least two fish species that are unique to the islands with both of them being fresh water fish. If you are therefore a person who enjoys this kind of wildlife then this is the place for you to visit. The two fresh water fish species that are believed to be in the island are the Cayman Gambusia and Cayman Limia.

The next time you are in the Caymans, we recommend that you request your tour guide to take you to places where you’ll get to see these animals in their natural habitat. It’s truly an amazing experience.

Here are 3 important reasons we should conserve natural habitats

Here are 3 important reasons we should conserve natural habitats

One of the best things about nature is that the more we take good care of it, the more and more it rewards us. This is because nature has been naturally designed to give back as good as it gets. This is why it’s always very important to foster a culture of caring for nature as the rewards to us can be amazing.

We are therefore going to look at three of the most important reasons why we should conserve our natural habitats.

Conservation assures us of a better quality of life

Different people will of course use different yardsticks to determine what qualifies as good quality of life. For us environmentalists, the ability to breathe clean and fresh air, access clean drinking water, have a serene environment where one can spend the day just taking in the amazing atmosphere, and so on, are what we consider as good quality of life and you can get this in spades through conservation.

Conservation promotes local economies

Tourism is a multibillion dollar industry globally with many tourists starting to develop a very keen interest in ecotourism. More and more people are looking to visit places with natural habitats because these are becoming more and more rare sites due to urbanization. The more tourists visit an area, the more they spend therefore the more the local economy is lifted.

Conservation promotes the survival of man and other natural species

As we mentioned earlier, nature will always reward those who take good care of it because it has been structured to do so. All the food we get, clean water, fresh air, good weather and other natural resources are all the fruits of nature. Man and other species continual survival therefore will directly depend on how well we take care of nature.

With these benefits in mind, it should now be obvious why it’s very critical for each one of us to play an active role in caring for our natural habitats at the Cayman Islands.