Thursday, August 17, 2017

Environment

Canada: Nova Scotia’s Biggest Private Island Bought By Nature Trust

Borgles Island - Courtesy of Nova Scotia Nature Trust

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has purchased Borgles Island, preventing a controversial development project which threatened to damage the island’s fragile ecology.

Borgles Island – Courtesy of Nova Scotia Nature Trust

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has this week acquired yet another island on its quest to preserve the future of Nova …Read More: Canada: Nova Scotia’s Biggest Private Island Bought By Nature Trust

Environment

Scotland: Rabbit Invasion Threatens To Collapse Scottish Island

The National Trust for Scotland has stepped in to curb Canna’s rampant rabbit population, after incessant burrowing plays havoc with the island’s infrastructure.

(Islands in The Outer Hebrides)

Home to 12 human inhabitants and more than 16,000 rabbits, the Scottish island of Canna is a tiny island with a big problem. …Read More: Scotland: Rabbit Invasion Threatens To Collapse Scottish Island

Environment

Update: Fund-raising Campaign For Nova Scotian Private Island Gathers Pace

The beautiful Mahone Bay – Photo Courtesy of Rob Garnett at Airscapes

Fundraisers in Nova Scotia enter the final straight in their attempts to rescue one of the Atlantic province’s last privately owned islands: Bella Island

The beautiful Mahone Bay – Photo Courtesy of Rob Garnett at Airscapes

The Mahone Islands Conservation Association (MICA) has issued a huge thank-you to its supporters as …Read More: Update: Fund-raising Campaign For Nova Scotian Private Island Gathers Pace

Breaking Island News

Scotland: Alex McCall Smith Reveals All About His Private Island Purchase

Best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith is set to reveal all about the purchase of his private island paradisein a BBC documentary due to air this evening.

(Islands in The Outer Hebrides)

As reported by Private Island News earlier this year, the best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Alex …Read More: Scotland: Alex McCall Smith Reveals All About His Private Island Purchase

Island Resorts

Cambodia: Song Saa Island Set To Redefine the Spa Experience

Song Saa (Image Courtesty of Vladi Private Islands)

A series of innovative spa programs are set to be unveiled at Cambodia’s first ever private island resort, Song Saa – a zen-like island escape set to get all the more relaxing this Autumn.

Song Saa (Image Courtesty of Vladi Private Islands)

Feeling a little under the weather? This private island …Read More: Cambodia: Song Saa Island Set To Redefine the Spa Experience

Breaking Island News

Caribbean: Necker Island’s Great House Re-Opens for Business

Necker Island (Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Sir Richard Branson’s luxurious Caribbean private island home, Necker Island, is finally back in business after a fire tragically destroyed the famous Great House just over two years ago.

Necker Island (Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

After suffering a devastating fire in the early hours of August 22nd 2011, the …Read More: Caribbean: Necker Island’s Great House Re-Opens for Business

Environment

Caribbean: Recap – Richard Branson’s Ten Island Renewable Challenge

Necker Island - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Caribbean: Recap – Richard Branson’s Ten Island Renewable Challenge

The long wait is almost over – Sir Richard Branson’s Caribbean private island, Necker Island, is set to showcase the latest in wind turbine and solar technology. We check out the story so far.

Necker Island – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

As …Read More: Caribbean: Recap – Richard Branson’s Ten Island Renewable Challenge

Breaking Island News

Italy: Mediterranean Private Island Bought By New Zealand Businessman

Isola Budelli, Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

After successfully bidding for Isola Budelli, a New Zealand businessman and Vladi Private Islands’ client now has a tense wait to find out whether the island is his to keep.

Isola Budelli, Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

One of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean has been bought at auction …Read More: Italy: Mediterranean Private Island Bought By New Zealand Businessman

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