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Dart Family Park was the scene for a Thursday night social, celebrating the opening of the new National Trust retail store.

It’s no easy task for a non-profit to preserve Cayman’s heritage, history and bio-diversity.
So, to maintain their conservation efforts in buying land and protecting cultural sites, the National Trust opened a “nature store” which will directly help fund those projects.

“Unfortunately unless the National Trust owns land we can’t protect it so we are finding over the last 30 years we’ve managed to protect 5% of the Cayman Islands, but we’re finding now that more than ever we need to try to raise money to buy land at a quicker pace because you know, things are not slowing down here. We are evolving and developing as a country, so as much as we are doing development we need to also have the conservation side,” said National Trust Executive Director, Christine Pineda.

The store’s inventory ranges from books about Cayman, to flags and even preserved insects.
To learn more about the National Trust click here.

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Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter was born in Austria and moved to the Cayman Islands at the age of three. Throughout his life, he has always enjoyed documenting his surroundings with cameras. Studying television broadcasting and communications, he now can show the reality of life in Grand Cayman to the public.

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