Thursday, September 16, 2021

Breaking Island News

Worldwide: Farhad Vladi’s Panoramio Celebrates 1 Million Visitors

The online image archive of the globally-renowned private island broker and aerial photographer has now been viewed by an incredible 1 million people from every corner of the planet.

(Farhad Vladi with his camera on an island tour)

When it comes to beautiful islands, there is a true …Read More: Worldwide: Farhad Vladi’s Panoramio Celebrates 1 Million Visitors

Island Market

USA: Florida’s Historic ‘Island of Inventors’ For Sale

The banyan trees planted by Thomas Edison on inventor Charles Burgess’s Little Bokeelia Island still flourish today, and you could actually purchase this unique piece of history.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Offering complete solitude and an inspiringly beautiful natural environment, a private island seems like the ideal …Read More: USA: Florida’s Historic ‘Island of Inventors’ For Sale

Environment

Australia: Tourism Concerns over Vast New Marine Reserve

The isolated continent has long been at the vanguard of environmental policy, and a newly designated marine reserve will make its acres under protection the largest in the world.

(Satellite of the Great Barrier Reef by NASA)

Ahead of this year’s Earth Summit in Rio de Janiero, where the …Read More: Australia: Tourism Concerns over Vast New Marine Reserve

Environment

New Zealand: Life Among the Dinosaurs on Stephens Island

It’s an adventure of a lifetime for a New Zealand couple and their young children as they make a home on Stephens Island, a conservation haven where thousands of prehistoric reptiles roam.

(Stephen's Island, or Takapourewa in Maori)

Found at the northern head of the Marlborough Sounds, the remote …Read More: New Zealand: Life Among the Dinosaurs on Stephens Island

Island Market

New Zealand: Vast Puangiangi Island Bought for Nature Reserve

A sprawling island in the Marlborough Sounds has been purchased by two conservation-minded Wellington residents to create a nature reserve for local flora and fauna.

(Puangiangi Image by Farhad Vladi)

Rising out of the Marlborough Sounds like a creature from the Jurassic, the long and spiny hump of Puangiangi …Read More: New Zealand: Vast Puangiangi Island Bought for Nature Reserve

Auction Results

USA: Auction Winner Enjoying First Summer on Rat Island

The unfortunately-named island off the coast of New York sold at auction last year for under $180K – and now the new owner finally has the nice warm weather to appreciate it.

(Rat Island, City Island Harbor)

When a tiny speck of land in New York’s City Island Harbor …Read More: USA: Auction Winner Enjoying First Summer on Rat Island

Breaking Island News

UPDATE: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Announced as Lanai Buyer

The Hawaiian government has let slip that there is indeed a deal in the works to sell Lanai Island – and the billionaire prospective buyer is no stranger to unusual purchases.

(Lanai Image by orangeplastic/Flickr)

On Wednesday, the Governor of Hawaii broke exciting news for those following the sale …Read More: UPDATE: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Announced as Lanai Buyer

Environment

Caribbean: Sir Richard Adds a Scarlet Ibis to Necker Refuge

The eco-friendly Virgin tycoon has made headlines with his latest attempt at conservation on his private isles: reintroducing a fiery red ibis to the BVI.

(The gorgeous plumage of the Scarlet Ibis)

Some wealthy moguls with their own private islands simply use them for rest, relaxation, and epic parties …Read More: Caribbean: Sir Richard Adds a Scarlet Ibis to Necker Refuge