Saturday, October 21, 2017

Environment

Africa: Mozambique Declares Continent’s Largest Marine Park

Part of a growing trend of conservation in the developing world, the vast sea area around 10 Indian Ocean islands is now the largest protected marine area in all of Africa.

(Island in the Primeras and Segundas)

This summer, the tiny South Pacific nation of the Cook Islands made waves …Read More: Africa: Mozambique Declares Continent’s Largest Marine Park

Environment

South Pacific: The Puzzling Case of “Phantom” Sandy Island

A team of Australian scientists were in for quite a shock when they went searching for a well-charted island in the middle of the Coral Sea.

(The mysterious vanishing Sandy Island)

Approximately halfway between Australia and France’s territory of New Caledonia sits Sandy Island, a South Pacific paradise that one …Read More: South Pacific: The Puzzling Case of “Phantom” Sandy Island

Island Market

USA: Football Star Searches for the Perfect Alaskan Private Island

America’s most northerly private islands have hit prime time with a reality television show, as a camera crew follows a football player and his wife looking for their dream home.

Buying Alaska featuring Jason Elam

Private islands are taking centre stage on the newest episode of the reality TV series …Read More: USA: Football Star Searches for the Perfect Alaskan Private Island

Island Resorts

Asia: Banyan Tree Bets on Private Island Resort in India

Not only an emerging market in terms of its telecommunications and high-tech industries, the up-and-coming country of India is also creating an eager new class of luxury-loving consumers.

(Courtesy of Banyan Tree Resorts and Hotels)

When it comes to staking out new markets for …Read More: Asia: Banyan Tree Bets on Private Island Resort in India

Environment

Canada: Owner Ensures Muskoka’s Turner Island is Protected Forever

The nature-loving owner of a private island in Ontario’s Cottage Country has made sure that her treasured property will be forever protected from development.

(Image of Turner Island, Lake Muskoka)

With a number of private islands recently being purchased by, or donated to, …Read More: Canada: Owner Ensures Muskoka’s Turner Island is Protected Forever

Environment

Australia: Tasmanian Devils Saved by New Private Island Home

The small marsupials with a ferocious reputation are highly threatened, and need a secluded new island refuge for the survival of their unique species.

(Image from www.mariaislandwalk.com.au)

Scientists in Australia have made a bold move to save a healthy group of Tasmanian devils …Read More: Australia: Tasmanian Devils Saved by New Private Island Home

Governments buying Islands

UK: Residents Vote to Accept Owner’s Gift of Scalpay Island

Not surprisingly, the tenants on a private island in Scotland’s rustic Outer Hebrides have taken the owner up on his offer to hand over the property free of charge.

(Eilean Glas Image by Tom Richardson)

On November 6th, with a strong “yes” vote to take …Read More: UK: Residents Vote to Accept Owner’s Gift of Scalpay Island

Environment

UK: Abandoned Isles of St. Kilda Win Coveted Conservation Award

(Image of Hirta from rcahms.gov.uk)

The most remote and desolate outpost in the British Isles is the surprise winner of an internationally-recognized award for conservation and sustainable tourism.

This year’s Responsible Tourism Award has been bestowed on a highly unusual …Read More: UK: Abandoned Isles of St. Kilda Win Coveted Conservation Award

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