Thursday, June 22, 2017

Environment

New Zealand: Life Among the Dinosaurs on Stephens Island

It’s an adventure of a lifetime for a New Zealand couple and their young children as they make a home on Stephens Island, a conservation haven where thousands of prehistoric reptiles roam.

(Stephen's Island, or Takapourewa in Maori)

Found at the northern head of the Marlborough Sounds, the remote outpost …Read More: New Zealand: Life Among the Dinosaurs on Stephens Island

Island Market

New Zealand: Vast Puangiangi Island Bought for Nature Reserve

A sprawling island in the Marlborough Sounds has been purchased by two conservation-minded Wellington residents to create a nature reserve for local flora and fauna.

(Puangiangi Image by Farhad Vladi)

Rising out of the Marlborough Sounds like a creature from the Jurassic, the long and spiny hump of Puangiangi Island …Read More: New Zealand: Vast Puangiangi Island Bought for Nature Reserve

Auction Results

USA: Auction Winner Enjoying First Summer on Rat Island

The unfortunately-named island off the coast of New York sold at auction last year for under $180K – and now the new owner finally has the nice warm weather to appreciate it.

(Rat Island, City Island Harbor)

When a tiny speck of land in New York’s City Island Harbor with …Read More: USA: Auction Winner Enjoying First Summer on Rat Island

Breaking Island News

UPDATE: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Announced as Lanai Buyer

The Hawaiian government has let slip that there is indeed a deal in the works to sell Lanai Island – and the billionaire prospective buyer is no stranger to unusual purchases.

(Lanai Image by orangeplastic/Flickr)

On Wednesday, the Governor of Hawaii broke exciting news for those following the sale of …Read More: UPDATE: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Announced as Lanai Buyer

Environment

Caribbean: Sir Richard Adds a Scarlet Ibis to Necker Refuge

The eco-friendly Virgin tycoon has made headlines with his latest attempt at conservation on his private isles: reintroducing a fiery red ibis to the BVI.

(The gorgeous plumage of the Scarlet Ibis)

Some wealthy moguls with their own private islands simply use them for rest, relaxation, and epic parties – …Read More: Caribbean: Sir Richard Adds a Scarlet Ibis to Necker Refuge

Breaking Island News

USA: Sale of Hawaii’s Lanai Island May Be Imminent

Rumours have been confirmed that Los Angeles billionaire David Murdock is indeed trying to sell Lanai Island in Hawaii, a high-value property that could reach into the hundreds of millions of dollars.

(The Island of Lanai, Hawaii)

When it comes to the private islands of the rich and famous, rumours …Read More: USA: Sale of Hawaii’s Lanai Island May Be Imminent

Island Issues

Indian Ocean: Maldives Fights Rising Seas with Floating Islands

Maldives turn to floating islands to counterbalance rising tides

Lying perilously close to sea level, the small island nation of the Maldives has to come up with creative solutions to combat the effects of climate change.

(Image Courtesy of Waterstudio.NL)

It’s a terrifying spectre; an entire island chain being submerged beneath rising seas like a modern-day Atlantis, leaving thousands …Read More: Indian Ocean: Maldives Fights Rising Seas with Floating Islands

Island Market

USA: Want to Buy a Lighthouse Island in Maine?

The picturesque New England state is offering interested buyers a rare chance to own a historic lighthouse off the Maine coast, set on its own tiny private island.

(Boon Island Lighthouse, Maine)

If remoteness is what you’re after, it’s hard to beat the unique property being sold by the State …Read More: USA: Want to Buy a Lighthouse Island in Maine?

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