The National Trust for the Cayman Islands does sterling work when it comes to preserving the natural and historic properties of the Cayman Islands. Without their tireless efforts over the past 25 years, there is no telling what we would have lost. From protected natural sites like the Mastic Trail and the historic Mission House in Grand Cayman to the Booby Pond in Little Cayman and the Brac Parrot Reserve in Cayman Brac, the Trust holds significant natural and historic sites in trust for the people of the Cayman Islands. Yet with insufficient and dwindling funding from government, the Trust relies ever more on the help of the community to make ends meet. Through sterling support from companies and individuals they have been able to continue their work, but it should not be necessary for an organisation like the Trust to chase down funding. It is a complaint often voiced that many people who come to live and work in the Cayman Islands do not value its nature and history sufficiently. Yet what does it say of the value Cayman places on its own nature and history if government does not see fit to fund the Trust to the extent that it can cover its operating expenses without having to resort to fundraising?