Study Area: Terrestrial Ecology

Grand Cayman is home to a diverse range of biological communities, and the terrestrial ecology portion of the EIA examines the potential impacts of the proposed action on those natural resources.

Studying ecological resources starts with establishing baseline conditions to assess the current state of the different ecosystems within the EIA study area. The study then moves onto potential effects on biological communities both from construction activities and from future use activities. Notable ecosystems this section of the EIA is looking at include the Central Mangrove Wetland and the Mastic Reserve.

Key aspects:

  • Important ecosystems and species are being examined via a combination of geospatial data and field assessment
  • The value of ecosystem services and potential mitigation and minimization are being considered

Here’s what we are doing

Terrestrial Ecology in action.