Saturday, October 21, 2017

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

Island Resorts

Philippines: Man-made islands - upsetting the balance of nature

Panglao Nature Park

Projects to build islands or reclaim land are becoming more popular, especially in parts of the world with coastal tourism-based economies. In the Philippines, one such project called the Panglao Oasis Islands, which hopes to build five man-made islands for tourism, recreation, nature parks and residential purposes, has come under fire. The five islands …Read More: Philippines: Man-made islands – upsetting the balance of nature