Monday, March 27, 2017

Environment

Environment looks at different issues concerning the natural island environment

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The Geology of Forsyth Island and Pohuenui (Part Three)

(Image Copyright Farhad Vladi)

Part three of a factual series about the Geology of New Zealand’s Fascinating Island Group – the Marlborough Sound (translated from a report produced by Dr Firouz Vladi, geologist)

(Image Copyright Farhad Vladi)

The Physiography of the Marlborough Sounds

The Marlborough Sounds and the mountain chains located directly to their south form a …Read More: The Geology of Forsyth Island and Pohuenui (Part Three)

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The Geology of the Forsyth Island and Pohuenui Island (Part 2)

(The lodge on Forsyth Island)

Part two of a factual series about the Geology of New Zealand’s Fascinating Island Group – the Marlborough Sound (translated from a report produced by Dr Firouz Vladi, geologist)

Pacific Plate / Australian Plate

Due amount of volcanic activity in this region, one would perhaps expect New Zealand’s North Island (which comprises – to a …Read More: The Geology of Forsyth Island and Pohuenui Island (Part 2)

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The Geology of the Forsyth Island and Pohuenui Island (Part One)

(Image Copyright Farhad Vladi)

Part one of a factual series about the Geology of New Zealand’s Fascinating Island Group – the Marlborough Sound (translated from a report produced by Dr Firouz Vladi, geologist)

The Geology of New Zealand – An Overview

Pacific Plates Overview

The illustration featured to the left shows a contemporary tectonic outline of New Zealand in …Read More: The Geology of the Forsyth Island and Pohuenui Island (Part One)

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Caribbean: The Private Island Where Endangered Hawksbill Turtles Thrive

Jumby Bay, Antigua - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The private island lifestyle certainly seems to be going down well with Antigua’s hawksbill turtles. The endangered breed is thriving due to a research program funded by private island owners.

A luxury private island in the Caribbean is making a large impact on marine life conservation community – all through generous donations from the …Read More: Caribbean: The Private Island Where Endangered Hawksbill Turtles Thrive

Breaking Island News

Germany: Rising Tides Place Germany’s North Sea Islands at Risk

Halligen Islands at High Tide - Photo Courtesy of Klett-Interaktiv.de

The crisis of rising sea levels has never been clearer for the residents of Germany’s North Sea islands. The historic Halligen Islands and the popular holiday destination of Sylt are all at risk.

The crisis of rising sea levels is often associated with low-lying island nations such as the Maldives Republic Recent studies carried …Read More: Germany: Rising Tides Place Germany’s North Sea Islands at Risk

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Sweden: Alternative Nobel Prize Highlights Threats to Low-Lying Island Nations

Marshall Islands' Minister Tony de Brum with RLA founder Jakob von Uexküll and Farhad Vladi of Vladi Private Islands

The Marshall Islands has become the first country to receive the Right Livelihood Award, picking up the Alternative Nobel Prize for its efforts to encourage nuclear disarmament and to fight climate change.

A low-lying island nation was singled out for praise at this year’s Right Livelihood Awards, picking up an “Alternative Nobel Prize” for …Read More: Sweden: Alternative Nobel Prize Highlights Threats to Low-Lying Island Nations

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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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Maldives: A Solar Future for “The Best Hotel in the World” as Gili Lankanfushi Goes Renewable

Gili Lankanfushi's Solar Panel - Photo Courtesy of HotelierMaldives.com

A Maldives private island resort recently voted as TripAdvisor’s “Best Hotel in the World” is showing its green credentials after investing in the region’s largest floating solar panel.

Gili Lankanfushi has teamed up with Austrian company Swimsol in order to bring a more sustainable future to the Maldives Republic The luxury resort has invested …Read More: Maldives: A Solar Future for “The Best Hotel in the World” as Gili Lankanfushi Goes Renewable

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