Sunday, August 1, 2021

Breaking Island News

USA: Environmental Groups in Frantic Bid to Preserve Little Gull Island

Time is running out for a coalition of New York State environmental groups who are trying to preserve a small island and its historic lighthouse from development.

(Little Gull Lighthouse by boats-n-cars/flickr)

It may only be an acre in size, but the race to preserve Little Gull Island, …Read More: USA: Environmental Groups in Frantic Bid to Preserve Little Gull Island

Environment

USA: Larry Ellison Reveals Plans for Lanai Island Eco-Laboratory

The founder of the high-tech company Oracle has announced his eco-friendly intentions for Lanai Island in Hawaii, which he purchased this summer from fellow billionaire David Murdock.

(Landsat Image of Lanai Island)

The 3000-odd residents of Lanai Island have been waiting with baited breath to see what entrepreneur Larry …Read More: USA: Larry Ellison Reveals Plans for Lanai Island Eco-Laboratory

Celebs visiting resorts

Caribbean: Kanye West’s Private Island Birthday Party for Kim Kardashian

The musician was determined to give his girlfriend an unforgettable 32nd birthday, and went all out by booking a prestigious private island resort in the Turks and Caicos.

(Image: The Meridian Club on Pine Cay)

The media has been abuzz with the news that on October 17th, the luxurious …Read More: Caribbean: Kanye West’s Private Island Birthday Party for Kim Kardashian

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Conservationists Make Public Appeal for Donations to Buy Island

Two Nova Scotia conservation groups are on a tight deadline to raise funds to buy an island in St. Margaret’s Bay, requiring almost $200,000 by the end of October.

(Photo Copyright F. Vladi/Vladi Private Islands)

Yet another island may move from private to public hands in Nova …Read More: Canada: Conservationists Make Public Appeal for Donations to Buy Island

Environment

South Pacific: Tiny Island of Kosrae Starts World’s Biggest Shark Sanctuary

This small Micronesian state is barely on the map, but the island of Kosrae is realizing its big ambitions when it comes to maritime conservation.

(Image from www.kosraevillage.com)

After recent visits by high-profile figures like Hillary Clinton and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the South Pacific and its …Read More: South Pacific: Tiny Island of Kosrae Starts World’s Biggest Shark Sanctuary

Governments buying Islands

Asia: The Story Behind the Disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands

Leaving aside the politics of Asia’s most hotly contested island territory, just what are the essential facts to know about this small group of privately-owned isles?

(The remote East China Sea islands)

To the Chinese, they are the Diaoyu Islands, while the Japanese have long regarded them …Read More: Asia: The Story Behind the Disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands

Breaking Island News

South Pacific: ‘Second Honeymoon’ for William and Kate at Tavanipupu Island

A luxurious private island resort for sale in the Solomon Islands can add another perk for potential buyers – it just received a visit from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

When it comes to marketing a private island resort for …Read More: South Pacific: ‘Second Honeymoon’ for William and Kate at Tavanipupu Island

Environment

Asia: Jeju Island Hosts Successful World Conservation Congress

A small resort island in Korea is considered one of the world’s most important conservation zones, making it a perfect host for a star-studded international meeting of conservationists.

(Beautiful Jeju Island, South Korea)

A biosphere reserve, a World Natural Heritage site, and a “global geopark” – no other place …Read More: Asia: Jeju Island Hosts Successful World Conservation Congress