Friday, July 1, 2016

Breaking Island News

USA: Another Two Lake Michigan Private Islands Preserved For Future Generations

St Martin Island, Wisconsin - Photo Courtesy of www.Nature.org

Wisconsin’s Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge is set to expand by approx. 1,290 acres as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the purchase of St. Martin Island and the Rocky Islands.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy) has announced the purchase of Martin Island and the Rocky …Read More: USA: Another Two Lake Michigan Private Islands Preserved For Future Generations

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USA: Mahoney Island Becomes Part of Maine’s Federal Wildlife Reserve

Maine Coastal Islands - Photo Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Mahoney Island is the latest island to join the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge – a joint initiative operated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Maine Coast Heritage Trust.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has further consolidated its portfolio of state-owned coastal properties after purchasing Mahoney Island from a …Read More: USA: Mahoney Island Becomes Part of Maine’s Federal Wildlife Reserve

Island Resorts

Cambodia: A Tasty Prospect for Song Saa Private Island as New Chef is Revealed

(Image Courtesy of Song Saa Island Resort)

Guests of popular south-east Asian retreat Song Saa Private Island are in for a treat! As of June 2015, talented chef Michael Pataran will be in charge of the Cambodian island’s culinary output.

As of June 2015, talented Canadian chef Michael Pataran will be at the helm of Song Saa Private Island’s kitchen, where …Read More: Cambodia: A Tasty Prospect for Song Saa Private Island as New Chef is Revealed

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Caribbean: Food Blogger “Deliciously Ella” Ties the Knot in Perfect Private Island Ceremony

Mustique Island - Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Ella Henderson, star of healthy-eating food blog “Deliciously Ella”, tied the knot to her partner Matthew Mills in a low-key ceremony on popular private island resort of Mustique Island.

The author of one of the internet’s most popular healthy-eating blogs, “Deliciously Ella” eloped to Mustique Island with her partner of two years, Matthew Mills …Read More: Caribbean: Food Blogger “Deliciously Ella” Ties the Knot in Perfect Private Island Ceremony

Island Resorts

United Kingdom: Dating Website Acquires Private Island for Adulterers

Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Extramarital dating website IllicitEncounters.com has acquired a private island in the UK in order to offer its adulterous members the chance to enjoy a romantic weekend without getting caught.

The infamous extra-marital dating website, IllicitEncounters.com, has announced the purchase of a private island in Great Britain It is hoped that the island – currently …Read More: United Kingdom: Dating Website Acquires Private Island for Adulterers

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Canada: Nova Scotia’s 100 Wild Islands Protection Campaign “Close to the Finish Line”

Middle and Outer Islands - Photo Courtesy of NS Nature Trust

A ground-breaking campaign to protect 100 coastal islands is nearing completion, according to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust.  Just CA$ 300,000 separates the organization from its CA$ 3 million goal.

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust is moving ever closer to completing its mission to protect over 100 wild islands off Canada’s Atlantic Coast According …Read More: Canada: Nova Scotia’s 100 Wild Islands Protection Campaign “Close to the Finish Line”

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Middle East: Red Sea Islands Reignite Egyptian Unrest

Tiran Island - Courtesy of EgyptianStreets.com

Angry protesters have taken to the streets of Cairo after President Sisi signed a new border demarcation agreement ceding the sovereignty of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

A new border demarcation agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia was signed during King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud’s recent five-day visit to Cairo As …Read More: Middle East: Red Sea Islands Reignite Egyptian Unrest

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Germany: Rising Tides Place Germany’s North Sea Islands at Risk

Halligen Islands at High Tide - Photo Courtesy of Klett-Interaktiv.de

The crisis of rising sea levels has never been clearer for the residents of Germany’s North Sea islands. The historic Halligen Islands and the popular holiday destination of Sylt are all at risk.

The crisis of rising sea levels is often associated with low-lying island nations such as the Maldives Republic Recent studies carried …Read More: Germany: Rising Tides Place Germany’s North Sea Islands at Risk

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