Sunday, December 17, 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

Island Issues

Africa: Ownership of Luxury Lupita Island Resort Stirs Controversy

Decades after the development of a luxurious lodge on one of Tanzania’s Lupita Islands, the country’s government is claiming that the islands were not legally sold.

(Lupita Island, Tanzania)

It’s every private island owner’s nightmare: discovering that their paradise isle may …Read More: Africa: Ownership of Luxury Lupita Island Resort Stirs Controversy

Island Resorts

Africa: A Caribbean Paradise on the African Coast

Luxury African travel often brings to mind visions of the glorious Seychelles and its exclusive island resorts. Few people are aware, however, of the beauty that waits on the Atlantic coast in the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe.

…Read More: Africa: A Caribbean Paradise on the African Coast

Island Issues

Worldwide: Disputed Islands Around the World

While national borders and boundaries are usually well-established, small, remote islands can fall through the cracks. Desired for fishing and oil drilling rights, military access, or simply national pride, a number of these disputed isles are causing territorial clashes around the world. The very public battles over islands like Taiwan and the Falklands are familiar …Read More: Worldwide: Disputed Islands Around the World

Environment

For Mauritian Island, an Alien Tortoise Saves the Day

Many countries have undergone long, expensive programs to eradicate dangerous foreign species – however, a non-native tortoise is bringing new life to one African island.

(Image Copyright Raniero Tazzi)

The idea of introducing a non-native species into an environment is a controversial one – critics can point …Read More: For Mauritian Island, an Alien Tortoise Saves the Day

Environment

Rare Giraffe Get a New Home Courtesy of Kenyan Private Island

 The sight of eight majestic Rothschild giraffes floating down Lake Baringo caused onlookers to do a double take – these endangered animals were relocated in part thanks to Samatian Island, a stunning eco-lodge on a private island. 

 Samatian Island Lodge, a unique eco-resort situated on a private island in Kenya’s Lake Baringo, was recently …Read More: Rare Giraffes Get a New Home Courtesy of Kenyan Private Island