Friday, August 18, 2017

Governments buying Islands

United Kingdom: Wildlife Trust Bids for Skokholm Island Lighthouse

Across the world, islands that were once privately-owned are being put into public hands; this month in Wales, a conservation group is aiming to complete their purchase of a beautiful wildlife haven.

(Image by Mike Graham/Geograph.uk)

The steep, red-hued cliffs of Skokholm Island, surrounded by the cold waters of Jack …Read More: United Kingdom: Wildlife Trust Bids for Skokholm Island Lighthouse

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Nova Scotia’s Passion for Island Conservation

Backmans Island

Years ago, the Canadian government sold off tracts of land – including small islands – to private buyers. With strong public support, non-profits and the Government of Canada are now putting this land back in the public domain.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

…Read More: Canada: Nova Scotia’s Passion for Island Conservation

Island Issues

The Fight to Save Bannerman Island’s Castle

New York residents have started to get passionate about saving the crumbling castle on Bannerman Island. This Hudson River landmark is on its last legs –unless swift action is taken.

 

It’s a vision that wouldn’t look out of place in a remote Scottish mountain – battered by storms, an ancient-looking …Read More: The Fight to Save Bannerman Island’s Castle