Monday, October 25, 2021

Governments buying Islands

Canada: University Celebrates Conservation of Bon Portage Island

Acadia University in Nova Scotia has become Canada’s first university to successfully protect a natural haven by using a conservation easement.

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Wolfville’s Acadia University has announced that it has become Canada’s only university to use a conservation easement to preserve land; in …Read More: Canada: University Celebrates Conservation of Bon Portage Island

Breaking Island News

United States: A 40-Year Island Romance for the Ages

A new book explores the touching story of a Maine couple who built a home together on a small island, enjoying its beauty and weathering its storms for four decades.

(Image Courtesy of the University Press of New England)

It takes a certain kind of person to live in …Read More: United States: A 40-Year Island Romance for the Ages

Island Resorts

Asia: Cambodia Gets an Upgrade With First Private Island Resort

The country of Cambodia may not have a reputation as a high-end tourism destination, but the arrival of Song Saa, its first private island resort, will aim to change that.

(Image Courtesy of Song Saa Private Island)

…Read More: Asia: Cambodia Gets an Upgrade With First Private Island Resort

Governments buying Islands

United States: Another Conservation Group Raises Funds for Island Purchase

Wilderness in popular Kennebunkport is in increasingly short supply, but an organization has just successfully fundraised enough to preserve an island and almost 100 mainland acres.

(Image Courtesy of John Dalton)

In July, the Trust for Public Land, a national conservation organization, issued a strong plea for donations to …Read More: United States: Another Conservation Group Raises Funds for Island Purchase

Auction Results

United States: Rat Island Finds a Buyer at $160K

It may have been quite a bit less than the owner had hoped for, but at least this little isle in New York City did sell at Saturday’s auction.

(Rat Island Image from Wikipedia)

Despite the rumours, it doesn’t seem as though Ivanka Trump turned out the October 2nd …Read More: United States: Rat Island Finds a Buyer at $160K

Island Resorts

Australia: Pumpkin Island’s Amazing Eco-Achievement

This gorgeous resort on Queensland’s lush Capricorn Coast has become the first private island in Australia to gain “carbon-positive” status.

(Image Courtesy of Pumpkin Island)

When it comes to small islands, the environmental impact of people is readily felt – …Read More: Australia: Pumpkin Island’s Amazing Eco-Achievement

Environment

United States: Maine Moves to Protect 13 More Islands

The state of Maine is attempting to designate more than a dozen islands as new wilderness areas, part of a growing trend of protecting these rare habitats.

(Image of Outer Heron Island by Keith P. Luke)

According to Mike Michaud, a Maine congressional representative, his state hasn’t been …Read More: United States: Maine Moves to Protect 13 More Islands

Island Resorts

Canada: Daring BC Ferries Rescue as “Island” is Unmoored

Guests at one of British Columbia’s most luxurious resorts had to be saved by a ferry when their floating eco-lodge came unmoored during high winds.

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

The end of the 2011 season came with a dramatic twist for BC’s King Pacific Lodge. In a rare event …Read More: Canada: Daring BC Ferries Rescue as “Island” is Unmoored