Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Environment

Worldwide: Small Islands Preparing for Climate Change Evacuations

The Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives is one of a number of countries threatened by rising sea levels, and the president is looking to Australia for a potential new home.

(Maldives Island Image by Patrick Verdier)

The 350,000 residents of the Maldives, a group of picture-perfect tropical islands found …Read More: Worldwide: Small Islands Preparing for Climate Change Evacuations

Island Issues

UK: Private Owner Offers to Give Isle of Scalpay to Residents

The residents of a unique private island in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides have been offered full control of their destiny by their landlord, who inherited the island in 1998.

(Image Courtesy of Bocian & Tusia/Flickr)

Part of the windswept Hebrides archipelago on Scotland’s remote western coast, the 1,600-acre Isle of Scalpay …Read More: UK: Private Owner Offers to Give Isle of Scalpay to Residents

Celebs visiting resorts

Caribbean: Prince William to Join the Middletons for Mustique Holiday

The most ultra-exclusive private island in the Caribbean has hosted countless celebrity holiday makers, but a visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge still makes headlines.

(Mustique Image Courtesy of VPI)

During a grey and damp UK winter, most people’s thoughts will inevitably turn to a sunny holiday in …Read More: Caribbean: Prince William to Join the Middletons for Mustique Holiday

Environment

Caribbean: Conservation Thrives on BVI's Beautiful Guana Island

A private island paradise in the British Virgin Islands, Guana Island has pursued a policy of saving rare species and preserving its natural splendor.

(Image Copyright F. Vladi)

Guana Island’s sprawling 850 acres are covered in a lush, brilliantly green forest that coats its rolling hills and mountainous peaks. Along …Read More: Caribbean: Conservation Thrives on BVI’s Beautiful Guana Island

Island Issues

Bahamas: Aga Khan's Plan for Bell Island Stirs Eco-Controversy

With a controversial development in a national park, a debate is brewing in the Bahamas over whether privilege trumps protecting the environment.

(Bell Island Image Copyright F. Vladi)

The Bahamas may have a reputation as a laid-back island chain where the world’s elite can come and go with relative anonymity, …Read More: Bahamas: Aga Khan’s Plan for Bell Island Stirs Eco-Controversy

Development

USA: Owner’s Ingenious Solution Saves His Californian Private Isle

Facing destruction from a broken levee, a Bay Area island owner needed some quick thinking to save his property from being swamped – but he faces challenges in getting his fix approved.

(Image Courtesy of John Sweeney)

The owner of Chipps Island, found Solano County’s portion of the meandering Sacramento …Read More: USA: Owner’s Ingenious Solution Saves His Californian Private Isle

Environment

Seychelles: Frégate Private Island Adopts Rare Warblers

In a touching conservation success story, the luxurious Frégate Private Island has given a new home to some of the most endangered birds on the planet.

(Frégate Island Image Courtesy of VPI)

Many of us long to start a new life on a remote, tropical private island, but in the …Read More: Seychelles: Frégate Private Island Adopts Rare Warblers

Breaking Island News

UAE: First Artificial Island at The World Opens for Business

The ambitious World Islands project in Dubai has suffered some setbacks, but appears to be on the rebound with the opening of an exclusive club on the private island of Lebanon.

(Construction Image Courtesy of World Islands Beach Club)

Few real estate projects create so much ambivalence, and are both …Read More: UAE: First Artificial Island at The World Opens for Business

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