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Future Needs Action Now

An abundance of marine life signifies healthy reefs.

Starting the week of Monday, 19 November, GIS Spotlight repeats the future benefits of marine protection and the safeguards now in place to protect your rights and freedoms.

The underwater world around all three of the Cayman Islands is renowned for its vibrant reefs with multi-faceted corals and sponges teeming with brilliantly coloured fish and other marine life. The challenge is to protect and preserve this environment.

Join us to hear from local fishermen, conservationists and Department of Environment (DoE) officials about the dangers they see to our reefs, prompting the need to further protect and nurture these national treasures.

Learn how man-made and natural trauma impacts fragile marine life. Discover what effect over-fishing, climate change and ocean acidification can have on Cayman's waters if we don't act.

Also, see how 25 years of marine parks have helped the Cayman Islands to retain its underwater allure.

Next stop is the National Gallery to celebrate the Cayman Islands new Bill of Rights. Participate in Implementation Day festivities that culminated in the release of Past, Present and Future, a book for school children with donated art work from local artists illustrating individual's rights, freedoms and responsibilities.

Produced by GIS Marketing and Communications, GIS Spotlight showcases government services and solutions regarding issues that concern and affect you. The weekly programme airs Mondays on Cayman27 at 8 p.m. and on Saturdays at 6 p.m.

All stories seen in the week's GIS Spotlight can also be found on the GIS Marketing and Communications website:

Comments and suggestions about the programme are always welcome. Viewers can provide feedback by e-mailing GIS Spotlight.


For further information contact: Bina Mani