Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Governments buying Islands

Governments buying Islands looks at the reasons surrounding the increased instances of governments and conservancy groups purchasing private islands around the world

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

Governments buying Islands

USA: Another Two Private Islands Transferred into Public Hands

Johnson Family Farm - Photo Courtesy of NHPR.org

The Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust has reached an agreement to transfer the two private islands in New Hampshire into public hands. A 311 acre farm will also be protected.

The Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust has announced that is has reached an agreement to permanently conserve two river islands in New Hampshire The announcement follows years of …Read More: USA: Another Two Private Islands Transferred into Public Hands

Breaking Island News

USA: Three State-Owned Florida Islands Earmarked for Further Nature Protection Status

Proposals are in place to protect Florida’s Dot-Dash-Dit Islands – an island group home to Tampa Bay’s only coastal colony of wood storks. A public comment session is planned for later this month.

Florida’s Dot-Dash-Dit Islands – a group of three mangrove islands in Manatee County, Tampa Bay – have been earmarked to be …Read More: USA: Three State-Owned Florida Islands Earmarked for Further Nature Protection Status

Governments buying Islands

USA: Maine Government Moves Closer to Preventing Development of Historic Island

House Island - Photo by CNN Money

Proposals to designate a historically-significant private island in Maine as a protected area were unanimously approved as plans to prevent the development of House Island gain momentum.

Portland’s Planning Board has voted unanimously to designate House Island with historical protections, as plans to prevent the island’s development gain momentum The decision is a considerable …Read More: USA: Maine Government Moves Closer to Preventing Development of Historic Island

Breaking Island News

USA: Another Two Lake Michigan Private Islands Preserved For Future Generations

St Martin Island, Wisconsin - Photo Courtesy of www.Nature.org

Wisconsin’s Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge is set to expand by approx. 1,290 acres as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the purchase of St. Martin Island and the Rocky Islands.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy) has announced the purchase of Martin Island and the Rocky …Read More: USA: Another Two Lake Michigan Private Islands Preserved For Future Generations

Breaking Island News

USA: Mahoney Island Becomes Part of Maine’s Federal Wildlife Reserve

Maine Coastal Islands - Photo Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Mahoney Island is the latest island to join the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge – a joint initiative operated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Maine Coast Heritage Trust.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has further consolidated its portfolio of state-owned coastal properties after purchasing Mahoney Island from a …Read More: USA: Mahoney Island Becomes Part of Maine’s Federal Wildlife Reserve

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

Canada: Progress Made in Plans to Purchase 100 Islands for Nature Protection

Middle and Outer Islands - Photo Courtesy of NS Nature Trust

More than 1,600 hectares of Crown Land along the coast of Nova Scotia have been designated as a so-called “wilderness area,” ensuring the conservation of valuable wetlands and islands.

Nova Scotia’s Government announced yesterday that over 1,600 hectares of Crown land has been designated as a so-called “wilderness area” The designation forms an integral …Read More: Canada: Progress Made in Plans to Purchase 100 Islands for Nature Protection

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