Monday, July 24, 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

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Caribbean: The First Bahaman Private Island to be Protected from Development

Finley Cay, Bahamas - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Finley Cay has become the first private island in the Bahamas to be subject to conservation laws after a moratorium was placed on the island’s future development and construction. 

Finley Cay, currently on sale for USD 1.995 million, has become the first private island in the Bahamas to be subject to conservation laws A …Read More: Caribbean: The First Bahaman Private Island to be Protected from Development

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USA: The Nature Conservancy Completes the Purchase of Michigan’s St Martin Island

St Martin Island, Michigan - Photo Courtesy of www.interactives.fox11online.com

One of the last, large, undeveloped islands in Michigan’s Grand Traverse Archipelago is now in public hands, as The Nature Conservancy finally completes the purchase of St. Martin Island.

St Martin Island, Michigan – Photo Courtesy of www.interactives.fox11online.com

The Nature Conservancy has at last completed the purchase of St Martin Island, an …Read More: USA: The Nature Conservancy Completes the Purchase of Michigan’s St Martin Island

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USA: Land Trust Aims to Preserve Private Islands in Maine for Future Generations

The Gosling Islands, Maine - Photo Courtesy of PressHearald.com

After securing a substantial grant from the US government, a prominent land trust has moved closer to securing the future of the Goslings – a trio of uninhabited private islands in Maine

The Gosling Islands, Maine – Photo Courtesy of PressHearald.com

The Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) has this week moved one …Read More: USA: Land Trust Aims to Preserve Private Islands in Maine for Future Generations