Thursday, June 22, 2017

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Another 20 Islands Go From Private Hands to Conservation Land

The biggest trend in the private island world continues with a large donation of 20 pristine Lake Superior islands to a local conservancy.

(Image of the Gargantua Islands by Gary and Joanie McGuffin)

The Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy was thrilled earlier this month to report a very unusual donation – …Read More: Canada: Another 20 Islands Go From Private Hands to Conservation Land

Governments buying Islands

USA: Florida Private Island Donated for a Bird Sanctuary

The Audabon Society was thrilled to receive a donation of a small Florida private island for use as a bird sanctuary and nesting ground.

(Miller Family Bird Colony Island, Florida)

For the Miller family of St. Pete Beach, a resort community on the barrier …Read More: USA: Florida Private Island Donated for a Bird Sanctuary

Environment

Asia: Thousands of Tourists Flock to Japan’s Adorable “Rabbit Island”

It’s a mystery how this small island became home to so many fluffy bunny rabbits, but cute-obsessed Japanese tourists can’t get enough of Okunoshima.

(Japan’s unusual Rabbit Island, Okunoshima)

When it comes to dramatic island makeovers, the story of Okunoshima has to be one …Read More: Asia: Thousands of Tourists Flock to Japan’s Adorable “Rabbit Island”

Environment

Europe: Surprise Discovery of Large New Island in Germany

Scientists are astounded by the sudden appearance of a vast sandy island off the German coast in the shallow Wadden Sea.

(Islands of the Wattenmeer, Germany)

With the modern era’s ability to chart and plot each tiny piece of the Earth’s landmass, one would …Read More: Europe: Surprise Discovery of Large New Island in Germany

Governments buying Islands

USA: Maine Conservancy Pays $2.35M for Private Harbor Island

The deal has been sealed for a Maine conservation trust to buy a beautiful heart-shaped private island near Machiasport.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

After several years offered for sale on the public market, 22-acre Harbor Island in Buck’s Harbor …Read More: USA: Maine Conservancy Pays $2.35M for Private Harbor Island

Celebs visiting resorts

Caribbean: Famous Stars and Rare Species Rub Shoulders on Necker Island

On Virgin mogul Richard Branson’s BVI private island, he conserves threatened species and plays host to the world’s best-known celebs.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

When entrepreneur Richard Branson first fell in love with Necker Island in 1979, he could never have known that his newfound tropical paradise would …Read More: Caribbean: Famous Stars and Rare Species Rub Shoulders on Necker Island

Governments buying Islands

USA: 12-acre Private South Carolina Island Donated for Conservation

Thanks to two very generous couples, a stretch of Low Country shoreline with an adjacent private island has been given to a conservation group.

(Image by Google Maps)

Nature lovers in South Carolina are celebrating this week at the generous donation of …Read More: USA: 12-acre Private South Carolina Island Donated for Conservation

Island Resorts

Indian Ocean: Maldives Island Resorts Optimistic Despite 2012 Slowdown

The private island paradises of the Maldives saw a drop in bookings last year amid political turmoil, but its luxurious resorts have high hopes for 2013.

(One&Only Reethi Rah/Vladi Private Islands)

Few places are as associated with small, lavish private island resorts as …Read More: Indian Ocean: Maldives Island Resorts Optimistic Despite 2012 Slowdown

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