Sunday, August 20, 2017

Breaking Island News

USA: Family of Celebrated Author Donates Private Island to Nature Conservancy

Outer Scott Island - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The family of the celebrated children’s author, Robert McCloskey, has donated a private island made famous in the 1952 novel “One Morning in Maine” to the Nature Conservancy

The daughters of celebrated U.S. children’s author, Robert McCloskey, have donated Outer Scott Island to the Nature Conservancy in Maine The 6.2-acre island, which had been …Read More: USA: Family of Celebrated Author Donates Private Island to Nature Conservancy

Breaking Island News

Canada: Nova Scotia’s 100 Wild Islands Protection Campaign “Close to the Finish Line”

Middle and Outer Islands - Photo Courtesy of NS Nature Trust

A ground-breaking campaign to protect 100 coastal islands is nearing completion, according to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust.  Just CA$ 300,000 separates the organization from its CA$ 3 million goal.

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust is moving ever closer to completing its mission to protect over 100 wild islands off Canada’s Atlantic Coast According …Read More: Canada: Nova Scotia’s 100 Wild Islands Protection Campaign “Close to the Finish Line”

Environment

Worldwide: Private Islands in Public Hands – The Future of the Private Island Market?

Farhad Vladi

The recent decision of a nature trust and provincial government of Nova Scotia (Canada) to buy 100 private islands on the coast of Nova Scotia is a turning point for the private island market, says Farhad Vladi in a letter to Private Island News.

Farhad Vladi – Vladi Private Islands

“The announcement …Read More: Worldwide: Private Islands in Public Hands – The Future of the Private Island Market?

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Nova Scotia’s Unclaimed Islands Return to Public Hands

Catalone Lake - Photo Courtesy of CapeBretonEstates.com

When land in Nova Scotia has no known owner, the property in question is listed as “owner unknown” within the Province’s land registration database. But what does this mean?

Catalone Lake – Photo Courtesy of CapeBretonEstates.com

When land in Nova Scotia has no known owner, the property in question is listed as …Read More: Canada: Nova Scotia’s Unclaimed Islands Return to Public Hands

Environment

Nova Scotia: Last Call for Private Island Owners in Cape Breton

Catalone Lake - Photo Courtesy of CapeBretonEstates.com

Do you own any islands in Catalone Lake, Cape Breton County? If so, you’ve got until June 26 2015 to let the Department of Natural Resources know before it claims them for the Crown

Catalone Lake – Photo Courtesy of CapeBretonEstates.com

A series of small islands in Cape Breton have been earmarked …Read More: Nova Scotia: Last Call for Private Island Owners in Cape Breton

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Nova Scotian Conservation Group Adds New Island to Protected Area

Squid Island - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The Mahone Islands Conservation Association is celebrating bringing another island into public ownership, with Squid Island forming the latest addition to their ever-expanding protected area.

Squid Island – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

With the help of the Province of Nova Scotia, the Mahone Islands Conservation Association (MICA) has succeeded in …Read More: Canada: Nova Scotian Conservation Group Adds New Island to Protected Area

Environment

Canada: Nova Scotia Nature Trust Reveals Mystery Millionaire Donor

Borgles Island - Courtesy of Nova Scotia Nature Trust

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has revealed the famous name responsible for kick-starting Nova Scotia’s largest ever conservation campaign – the 100 Wild Islands Legacy Campaign.

Borgles Island – Courtesy of Nova Scotia Nature Trust

Guests of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust’s 20th anniversary dinner got more than they bargained for last …Read More: Canada: Nova Scotia Nature Trust Reveals Mystery Millionaire Donor

Governments buying Islands

Maine: Conservation Group Moves Closer to Securing the Future of Much-Loved US Coastal Island

Maine Coastal Islands - Photo Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Yet another coastal island is in the cross-hairs of the conservationists – this time it’s High Island, a 22 acre private island located across the water from the picturesque town of St. George, Maine (USA).

High Island – Photo Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

The Maine coastal region has long …Read More: Maine: Conservation Group Moves Closer to Securing the Future of Much-Loved US Coastal Island

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