Thursday, June 22, 2017

Island Resorts

Caribbean: Parrot Cay Takes Third in Condé Nast Traveler’s Spa Awards

The prestigious “best of” list published each year by Condé Nast Traveler has spas from all over the Caribbean vying for top spot – and this year, Parrot Cay took an impressive third place.

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Environment

USA: After 230 Years, Alaskan Island Wins War against Rodents

Rodents may be a pest on the mainland, but on isolated islands, they can spell complete ecological disaster. Now, one Aleutian island celebrates a hard-won victory.

(Image Courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

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Island Issues

Caribbean: Turks and Caicos Loses Case against Island Owner

During the 2008 financial crisis, the billionaire behind an exclusive club for America’s wealthy had a collapse of his own. In a new development, the TCI government has lost a lawsuit against Emerald Cay’s embattled former owner.

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Environment

Canada: Explore the Wilds of Quebec on Hare Island

Even within the many natural habitats of Canada, there are small pockets of surprisingly rich biodiversity. On Île aux Lièvres, or Hare Island, visitors can camp for the night amid an incredible  sanctuary.

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Islands sold

Caribbean: Love at first sight for the new owners of Petit St. Vincent

Turquoise waters of PSV

Sixty kilometres south of St. Vincent in the Grenadine chain of islands, lies the  beautiful and charming Petit St. Vincent (PSV). The 113 acres of softly rolling green hills, surrounded by white sandy beaches, were enough to entice two friends to purchase the island late last year.

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Environment

India: Extinct mangrove species discovered on private Indian island

Wetland ecosystem in Kerala, India

INCREDIBLE FIND

Last week an activist from the southern Indian state of Kerala, Mr V.K. Madhusudhanan sighted “ceriops tagal” or yellow mangrove on the 40 acre private island on Puthenthuruthu in Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam District, Kerala, according to an article in the Indian daily The Hindu. Coconut groves and palm trees are dotted around …Read More: India: Extinct mangrove species discovered on private Indian island

Environment

Micronesia: Small Island States as the “Canary in the Coal Mine”

The tiny nation of Nauru may have a small population – and fewer resources – but the country has become a pivotal force in battling the destruction small islands face from climate change.

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Island Resorts

USA: The Sagamore Resort – An Island Hideaway in the Adirondacks

Found within New York’s scenic Adirondack mountain range, this island resort on Lake George has been a prestigious destination for over a century, and offers the ultimate in traditional elegance.

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