Friday, September 22, 2017

Breaking Island News

World: Oceans & Private Islands Celebrates Launch of Brand New E-Magazine

Oceans & Islands Magazine - www.oceansandislands.org

Placing the most important issues of private island life within the broader context of responsible marine management, Oceans & Islands aims to inspire a new generation of island activists.

Oceans & Islands Magazine – www.oceansandislands.org

Even though the vast majority of the public are aware of the importance of the …Read More: World: Oceans & Private Islands Celebrates Launch of New E-Magazine

Environment

Caribbean: Save Our Sharks! British Virgin Islands Announce Creation of Shark Sanctuary

In an attempt to counteract a dramatic decline of the region’s marine predator population, The British Virgin Islands has transformed its territorial waters into a safe-haven for all shark species.

(Bullshark image from www.wikipedia.com)

The British Virgin Islands has this week become the third country in the Caribbean region to declare its …Read More: Caribbean: Save Our Sharks! British Virgin Islands Announce Creation of Shark Sanctuary

Environment

Caribbean: Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Richard Branson’s Private Island Retreat

As well as forming a popular private island escape for the rich and famous, Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island also forms an exotic refuge for a host of endangered animals.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Never far away from the headlines, Sir Richard Branson’s British Virgin Island home is a …Read More: Caribbean: Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Richard Branson’s Private Island Retreat

Environment

Europe: Ocean-Floor Increasingly Littered with Humanity’s Garbage

A detailed study about the amount of rubbish littering the Atlantic and Mediterranean sea-floor has revealed that the situation is much worse than expected.

Photo Courtesy of www.greenfudge.org

A large-scale scientific study of Europe’s sea floor has found that the advance of marine-based plastic waste is much more wide-spread than initially …Read More: Europe: Ocean-Floor Increasingly Littered with Humanity’s Garbage

Environment

Mexico: Discover the Private Island Paradise Made Entirely of Plastic Bottles

Joyxee Island Courtesy of TinyHouseListings.com

Meet the man who gave up gave up his job, family and possessions to run away and live on a secluded private island paradise – a paradise made up entirely of plastic bottles…

Joyxee Island Courtesy of TinyHouseListings.com

You’ve got to have a lot of bottle to give up everything you know …Read More: Mexico: Discover the Private Island Paradise Made Entirely of Plastic Bottles

Environment

Caribbean: Paradise Lost? Despite Dramatic Coral Reef Destruction Hope Still Exists

Little Hall's Pond Cay - Courtesy of Wall Street Journal Online

Exotic, exclusive and expensive, the Exumas are one of the Caribbean’s most popular private island destinations. Yet whilst the islands paint a paradisiacal picture, it’s a different story below sea level.

Little Halls Pond Cay – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Exotic, exclusive and expensive, the Exumas form one of the …Read More: Caribbean: Paradise Lost? Despite Dramatic Coral Reef Destruction Hope Still Exists

Development

UAE: Ambitious Solar-Powered Private Island Development Planned for Ras al-Khaimah

Falcon Island - Courtesy of www.constructionweekonline.com

On Falcon Island it’s not just the holiday-goers that will be soaking up the sun – the island itself is set to be powered exclusively using solar energy.

Falcon Island – Courtesy of www.constructionweekonline.com

Man-made islands are nothing new in the United Arab Emirates – indeed, love them or hate them, the …Read More: UAE: Ambitious Solar-Powered Private Island Development Planned for Ras al-Khaimah

Environment

USA: Maine Residents Fight to Bring Private Island into Public Hands

Clapboard Island - Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Residents of Falmouth (Maine, USA) are working together in an exciting initiative to bring a private island in to public hands – but will they manage to raise the required USD 1.6 million in time?

Clapboard Island – Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

The residents of a small town on southern …Read More: USA: Maine Residents Fight to Bring Private Island into Public Hands