Saturday, November 18, 2017

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Conservationists Make Public Appeal for Donations to Buy Island

Two Nova Scotia conservation groups are on a tight deadline to raise funds to buy an island in St. Margaret’s Bay, requiring almost $200,000 by the end of October.

(Photo Copyright F. Vladi/Vladi Private Islands)

Yet another island may move from private to public hands in Nova Scotia, …Read More: Canada: Conservationists Make Public Appeal for Donations to Buy Island

Environment

South Pacific: Tiny Island of Kosrae Starts World’s Biggest Shark Sanctuary

This small Micronesian state is barely on the map, but the island of Kosrae is realizing its big ambitions when it comes to maritime conservation.

(Image from www.kosraevillage.com)

After recent visits by high-profile figures like Hillary Clinton and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the South Pacific and its small …Read More: South Pacific: Tiny Island of Kosrae Starts World’s Biggest Shark Sanctuary

Governments buying Islands

Asia: The Story Behind the Disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands

Leaving aside the politics of Asia’s most hotly contested island territory, just what are the essential facts to know about this small group of privately-owned isles?

(The remote East China Sea islands)

To the Chinese, they are the Diaoyu Islands, while the Japanese have long regarded them as …Read More: Asia: The Story Behind the Disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands

Breaking Island News

South Pacific: ‘Second Honeymoon’ for William and Kate at Tavanipupu Island

A luxurious private island resort for sale in the Solomon Islands can add another perk for potential buyers – it just received a visit from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

When it comes to marketing a private island resort for sale, …Read More: South Pacific: ‘Second Honeymoon’ for William and Kate at Tavanipupu Island

Environment

Asia: Jeju Island Hosts Successful World Conservation Congress

A small resort island in Korea is considered one of the world’s most important conservation zones, making it a perfect host for a star-studded international meeting of conservationists.

(Beautiful Jeju Island, South Korea)

A biosphere reserve, a World Natural Heritage site, and a “global geopark” – no other place on …Read More: Asia: Jeju Island Hosts Successful World Conservation Congress

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Nature Conservancy Pushes For Lake Huron Island Purchase

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is eager to purchase a massive plot of pristine island land from a timber company, but first it will need to finish raising CAD $15.2 million.

(Image by the Nature Conservancy of Canada)

Cockburn Island is a true rarity in Ontario’s celebrated “Cottage Country” – …Read More: Canada: Nature Conservancy Pushes For Lake Huron Island Purchase

Environment

USA: The Life of the “Lone Ranger” on Florida’s Anclote Key

For one solitude-loving park ranger, a small Florida key and its refurbished historic lighthouse give a whole new twist to “home sweet home”.

(US Government image of Anclote Key)

When it comes to getting away from it all, few places on the American mainland can compare to the Florida Keys; …Read More: USA: The Life of the “Lone Ranger” on Florida’s Anclote Key

Environment

USA: Gilligan’s Island Goes Green with Solar Power Array

The Hawaiian isle where the iconic television series was filmed is now embracing the green-tech revolution with a cutting edge solar power development.

(Coconut Island image by Farhad Vladi)

In the 1960’s, television audiences were enraptured by the tale told by “Gilligan’s Island” – after all, who wouldn’t want to …Read More: USA: Gilligan’s Island Goes Green with Solar Power Array

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