Environmental issues group Save Cayman says it welcomes George Town harbour’s designation as a Mission Blue Hope Spot.
Save Cayman says it hopes being designated as one of the planet’s most sensitive marine areas in need of protection will resonate with government leaders who want to permanently alter the harbour by building a cruise berthing facility.
The group says being a Hope Spot is something to be proud about.
“It’s a great thing and it’s something we could really share, and we should be sharing with the world as proudly as we can and saying look, we are one of just a few areas around the world that are deemed to have so much significance on so many levels,” said Save Cayman’s Gabriella Hernandez.
Save Cayman formed last year in opposition to the port project. It says it favours development plans that take the environment more into account.