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Community Notice: ENJOY THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS AT THE BLUE IGUANA CONSERVATION FACILITY AND THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II BOTANIC PARK

Community 07 Dec, 2020 Follow News

Community Notice: ENJOY THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS AT THE BLUE IGUANA CONSERVATION FACILITY AND THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II BOTANIC PARK

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands (NTCI) and The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park (QEIIBP) have come together to offer a special promotion that benefits both the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and the NTCI’s Blue Iguana Conservation (BIC) programme. Although separate organizations, we recognize the need to support one another and this joint package allows the opportunity for “The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and National Trust for the Cayman Islands continue to share the same goals, the conservation of native species and the environment through awareness and education,” says John Lawrus, General Manager at QEIIBP.

Individuals and families are encouraged to take advantage of this special promotion during 3rd December 2020 - 1st January 2021. Explore both the Botanic Park and Blue Iguana Conservation facility for $10 per person from Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00am-2:00pm. Proceeds from this joint ticket supports both the Botanic Park and Blue Iguana Conservation.

This special promotion offers visitors a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds. For a minimal fee of $10 for both kids and adults, visitors have exclusive access to both the Botanic Park and BIC Facility for a self-guided tour. Enjoy the best of nature walking through the lush gardens at the Botanic Park which offers the wonderful experience of immersing yourself in nature and seeing stunning native flora and fauna.

In addition, enjoy a guaranteed up close and personal experience with the blues on a self-guided tour at the BIC facility with excellent photo opportunities. Visitors will also have the unique opportunity to see the new renovations at the BIC Facility. With special highlights such as Peter the most iconic blue iguana and Opy the largest blue iguana at the facility who is 8.5kg.

“As a separate organization from the Botanic Park who relies on income generated from guided tours to continue our vital conservation work the recent COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on our income. We hope that this new joint package will provide people the opportunity to visit BIC regularly and allow much needed funds to be generated to continue our conservation efforts of this endangered species,” says Luke Harding, Operations Manager, BIC.

Guided tours are also available at both facilities and can be purchased inside the Park’s Visitor Centre. Anyone wanting more information or to book a guided tour at either facility is asked to contact the Botanic Park at 947-9462 or email info@botanic-park.ky.

If you are interested in a guided tour for a more in depth look at the blue iguanas please contact tours@nationaltrust.org.ky


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