Saturday, October 25, 2014

Governments buying Islands

Maine: Conservation Group Moves Closer to Securing the Future of Much-Loved US Coastal Island

High Island - Photo Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Yet another coastal island is in the cross-hairs of the conservationists – this time it’s High Island, a 22 acre private island located across the water from the picturesque town of St. George, Maine (USA).

High Island – Photo Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

The Maine coastal region has long …Read More: Maine: Conservation Group Moves Closer to Securing the Future of Much-Loved US Coastal Island

Island Resorts

Great Britain: Reign Supreme as King of the Castle on Scotland’s Isle of Eriska

(Island of Eriska, Scotland)

Private Island News reveals all about a brand new, once in a lifetime opportunity to be King of the Castle at The Isle of Eriska Hotel Spa and Island – Scotland’s most famous five-star island retreat.

Island of Eriska, Scotland – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The team behind Scotland’s …Read More: Great Britain: Reign Supreme as King of the Castle on Scotland’s Isle of Eriska

Auction Results

Worldwide: Going, going… gone! Vladi Private Islands’ Auction Island Sells for $35,300!

Hurricane Hole Island - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

After 30 days of frantic bidding, Hurricane Hole Island has been sold for a remarkable $35,300 via internet auction house eBay – a considerable increase on its starting price of just one dollar!

Hurricane Hole Island – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The 26th September 2014 was truly a date to …Read More: Worldwide: Going, going… gone! Vladi Private Islands’ Auction Island Sells for $35,300!

Environment

USA: Conservation Trust Transforms Island Group into Permanent Public Preserve

The Gosling Islands, Maine - Photo Courtesy of PressHearald.com

The wait is over for the Maine Coast Heritage Trust – after several months on the campaign trail, the group has succeeded in transforming 3 uninhabited islands into a permanent public preserve

The Gosling Islands, Maine – Photo Courtesy of PressHearald.com

The Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) has this week announced that …Read More: USA: Conservation Trust Transforms Island Group into Permanent Public Preserve

Environment

Pacific: Kiribati Prepares for Climate Change Evacuation, Purchasing Land in Fiji

(Some of Kiribati's tiny islets/Flickr)

Threatened with the prospect of being washed away by rising tides, the President of Kiribati has started buying up land in Fiji as an alternative refuge for his population

(Some of Kiribati’s tiny islets/Flickr)

The President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, has taken action against the growing threat of rising sea levels, purchasing …Read More: Pacific: Kiribati Prepares for Climate Change Evacuation, Purchasing Land in Fiji

Island Market

Ireland: Private Island Star of Ireland’s Biggest Ever Public Auction

Dunvillaun Island - Photo courtesy of Mayo.ie

A picturesque private island located off the coast of County Mayo looks set to become the main attraction in the country’s biggest auction in modern history.

Dunvillaun Island – Photo courtesy of Mayo.ie

Just days after Private Island News exclusively revealed Hamburg-based broker Vladi Private Islands’ sensational plans to auction …Read More: Ireland: Private Island Star of Ireland’s Biggest Ever Public Auction

Development

Switzerland: Controversial Plans for Man-Made Islands In Lake Zurich

Ufenau - Photo Courtesy of Farhad Vladi

Private Island News reveals controversial new plans to create a host of man-made islands within Switzerland’s Lake Zurich. According to authorities, people and nature will profit.

Lützelau – Photo Courtesy of Farhad Vladi

The head of Swiss-based planning group Zimmerberg (ZPZ) has revealed controversial plans to construct a series of artificial islands …Read More: Switzerland: Controversial Plans for Man-Made Islands In Lake Zurich

Island Market

Worldwide: Vladi Private Islands Auctions Canadian Island For Just One Dollar!

Hurricane Hole Island - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

International island consultancy Vladi Private Islands is embarking on its first ever online island auction – the bidding for Hurricane Hole Island (Canada) starts at just one dollar.

Hurricane Hole Island – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

International island brokerage company Vladi Private Islands has officially opened the bidding on …Read More: Worldwide: Vladi Private Islands Auctions Canadian Island For Just One Dollar!

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