Monday, August 2, 2021

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Family Gives 5 Islands to the Nature Conservancy of Canada

For one Canadian family, a generations-old love of Nova Scotia’s wilderness has translated into a generous gift of their beautiful private islands to the NCC.

(Image Courtesy of www.natureconservancy.ca)

A grouping of five islands along Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore has …Read More: Canada: Family Gives 5 Islands to the Nature Conservancy of Canada

Governments buying Islands

Australia: Massive $13M Conservation Project Announced for Feral Island

A new conservation scheme for Western Australia’s largest island is showing just how much money and effort it takes to turn back the clock on environmental destruction.

(Image of island’s cliffs from www.sharkbay.org)

Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog landed on Western Australia’s vast …Read More: Australia: Massive $13M Conservation Project Announced for Feral Island

Island Gossip

Asia: The Real Island Inspiration for James Bond Villain's “Skyfall” Lair

After taking a long break from the stereotypical “evil super-villain with a private island”, “Skyfall” is bringing it back with a creepy lair based on a real Japanese island.

(Hashima Island pictured from the sea in 2011)

With privacy and seclusion galore, …Read More: Asia: The Real Island Inspiration for James Bond Villain’s “Skyfall” Lair

Island Resorts

Asia: Cambodia’s Song Saa Resort Receives Sustainable Travel Award

It wasn’t long ago that Song Saa was making news as Cambodia’s first luxury island resort, and now the private isle has won a prestigious award for sustainable travel.

(Image Courtesy of Song Saa Island Resort)

At this year’s prominent ceremony …Read More: Asia: Cambodia’s Song Saa Resort Receives Sustainable Travel Award

Environment

Africa: Mozambique Declares Continent’s Largest Marine Park

Part of a growing trend of conservation in the developing world, the vast sea area around 10 Indian Ocean islands is now the largest protected marine area in all of Africa.

(Island in the Primeras and Segundas)

This summer, the tiny South Pacific nation of the Cook Islands made …Read More: Africa: Mozambique Declares Continent’s Largest Marine Park

Environment

South Pacific: The Puzzling Case of “Phantom” Sandy Island

A team of Australian scientists were in for quite a shock when they went searching for a well-charted island in the middle of the Coral Sea.

(The mysterious vanishing Sandy Island)

Approximately halfway between Australia and France’s territory of New Caledonia sits Sandy Island, a South Pacific paradise that …Read More: South Pacific: The Puzzling Case of “Phantom” Sandy Island

Island Market

USA: Football Star Searches for the Perfect Alaskan Private Island

America’s most northerly private islands have hit prime time with a reality television show, as a camera crew follows a football player and his wife looking for their dream home.

Buying Alaska featuring Jason Elam

Private islands are taking centre stage on the newest episode of the reality TV …Read More: USA: Football Star Searches for the Perfect Alaskan Private Island

Island Resorts

Asia: Banyan Tree Bets on Private Island Resort in India

Not only an emerging market in terms of its telecommunications and high-tech industries, the up-and-coming country of India is also creating an eager new class of luxury-loving consumers.

(Courtesy of Banyan Tree Resorts and Hotels)

When it comes to staking out new markets for …Read More: Asia: Banyan Tree Bets on Private Island Resort in India