Friday, May 22, 2015

Environment

Worldwide: Private Islands in Public Hands – The Future of the Private Island Market?

Farhad Vladi

The recent decision of a nature trust and provincial government of Nova Scotia (Canada) to buy 100 private islands on the coast of Nova Scotia is a turning point for the private island market, says Farhad Vladi in a letter to Private Island News.

Farhad Vladi – Vladi Private Islands

“The announcement …Read More: Worldwide: Private Islands in Public Hands – The Future of the Private Island Market?

Environment

New Zealand: Conservationists Transform Private Island into Unique Wildlife Experiment

Rotoroa Island - Photo Courtesy of Rotoroa.org.nz

A private island in New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf has been transformed into a unique wildlife experiment, complete with walking trails, heritage buildings and even holiday homes.

Rotoroa Island was once a facility to recovering alcoholics and addicts, but has since undergone an incredible transformation into a bold, new wildlife experiment With the help of …Read More: New Zealand: Conservationists Transform Private Island into Unique Wildlife Experiment

Environment

New Zealand: Government Steps in to Save Island Sanctuary

Great Barrier Island - Photo Courtesy of AucklandSphere.org

The New Zealand Government has moved a step closer to securing the future of one of Auckland’s most historic sanctuary’s after a placing a bid for the Kotuku Peninsula on Great Barrier Island.

An 80 ha nature sanctuary has been saved from the threat of development after the New Zealand Government stepped in with …Read More: New Zealand: Government Steps in to Save Island Sanctuary

Island Resorts

USA: Sensation as Hawaii’s “Forbidden Island” Opens Up for Tourists

Niihau Island - Photo Provided by Vladi Private Islands

In an island tourism sensation, Private Island News can reveal that Niihau Island is open for visitors. You too can visit Hawaii’s Forbidden Island and witness “the land where time stood still”.

Niihau Island – Photo Provided by Vladi Private Islands

More commonly known as “The Forbidden Isle”, the name Niihau has …Read More: USA: Sensation as Hawaii’s “Forbidden Island” Opens Up for Tourists

Development

USA: Could Cards Against Humanity’s Birch Island Extreme Sub-Division Plans be Illegal?

Birch Island, Maine, USA - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Controversy surrounds Chicago-based game company Cards Against Humanity it is revealed that plans to sub-divide a 6-acre private island in Maine into 250,000 separate lots may be illegal.

Birch Island, Maine, USA – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A private island in Maine’s Lake St. George has found itself at the …Read More: USA: Could Cards Against Humanity’s Birch Island Extreme Sub-Division Plans be Illegal?

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Nova Scotia’s Unclaimed Islands Return to Public Hands

Catalone Lake - Photo Courtesy of CapeBretonEstates.com

When land in Nova Scotia has no known owner, the property in question is listed as “owner unknown” within the Province’s land registration database. But what does this mean?

Catalone Lake – Photo Courtesy of CapeBretonEstates.com

When land in Nova Scotia has no known owner, the property in question is listed as …Read More: Canada: Nova Scotia’s Unclaimed Islands Return to Public Hands

Environment

Nova Scotia: Last Call for Private Island Owners in Cape Breton

Catalone Lake - Photo Courtesy of CapeBretonEstates.com

Do you own any islands in Catalone Lake, Cape Breton County? If so, you’ve got until June 26 2015 to let the Department of Natural Resources know before it claims them for the Crown

Catalone Lake – Photo Courtesy of CapeBretonEstates.com

A series of small islands in Cape Breton have been earmarked …Read More: Nova Scotia: Last Call for Private Island Owners in Cape Breton

Celebs visiting resorts

Worldwide: With these Star-Studded Private Islands, You Could Rub Shoulders with the Rich & Famous

Hall's Pond Cay - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Islands are often viewed as an exclusive refuge for the rich and famous. With the help of Vladi Private Islands, however, you too can rub shoulders with the stars. If you’ve got the cash, that is.

As mentioned on Wednesday’s edition of Private Island News, you too could be rubbing shoulders with the stars, …Read More: Worldwide: With these Star-Studded Private Islands, You Could Rub Shoulders with the Rich & Famous

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