Sunday, August 1, 2021

Development

Switzerland: Controversial Plans for Man-Made Islands In Lake Zurich

Ufenau - Photo Courtesy of Farhad Vladi

Private Island News reveals controversial new plans to create a host of man-made islands within Switzerland’s Lake Zurich. According to authorities, people and nature will profit.

Lützelau – Photo Courtesy of Farhad Vladi

The head of Swiss-based planning group Zimmerberg (ZPZ) has revealed controversial plans to construct a series of …Read More: Switzerland: Controversial Plans for Man-Made Islands In Lake Zurich

Island Market

Worldwide: Vladi Private Islands Auctions Canadian Island For Just One Dollar!

Hurricane Hole Island - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

International island consultancy Vladi Private Islands is embarking on its first ever online island auction – the bidding for Hurricane Hole Island (Canada) starts at just one dollar.

Hurricane Hole Island – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

International island brokerage company Vladi Private Islands has officially opened the bidding …Read More: Worldwide: Vladi Private Islands Auctions Canadian Island For Just One Dollar!

Environment

Indian Ocean: Maldives Private Island Resorts in Fight Against Toxic Trash

Thilafushi Rubbish Island, Maldives - Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia.org

A small stretch of azure water is all that separates the luxury island resorts of the Maldives and a ticking toxic time-bomb: Thilafushi Trash Island. Private Island News investigates.

Thilafushi Rubbish Island, Maldives – Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia.org

Planning that once-in-a-life time private island escape? The chances are that the Maldives …Read More: Indian Ocean: Maldives Private Island Resorts in Fight Against Toxic Trash

Environment

Worldwide: Increasing Mercury Levels Present Toxic Threat for Marine Life

Mercury Cycle - Photo Courtesy of Women of Water Blog

A recent study of the world’s oceans has confirmed that levels of mercury have tripled since the onset of the industrial revolution, with human activity largely to blame.

Mercury Cycle – Photo Courtesy of Women of Water Blog

The amount of mercury within the world’s oceans has tripled since the onset …Read More: Worldwide: Increasing Mercury Levels Present Toxic Threat for Marine Life

Island Market

UK: Historical English Private Island For Sale For Bargain Price of GBP 4 Million!

Magna Carta Island - Photo Courtesy of www.spearswms.com

A private island that laid the foundation for modern democracy within the English-speaking world has been put up for sale for the incredible price of only GBP 4 million.

Magna Carta Island – Photo Courtesy of www.spearswms.com

It’s without a doubt the perfect private island for history buffs – Magna …Read More: UK: Historical English Private Island For Sale For Bargain Price of GBP 4 Million!

Breaking Island News

Japan: An Island is Born – New Volcanic Island Continues to Grow and Grow

Snoopy Island, Japan - Photo courtesty of http://kingdomofstyle.typepad.co.uk

The world’s newest island, Nishino-Shima, now boasts another impressive title: that of the world’s fastest growing island. Private Island News takes a look at the latest developments

Snoopy Island, Japan – Photo courtesty of http://kingdomofstyle.typepad.co.uk

Back in November 2013, Private Island News reported on the birth of a brand new island …Read More: Japan: An Island is Born – New Volcanic Island Continues to Grow and Grow

Governments buying Islands

USA: Land Trust Aims to Preserve Private Islands in Maine for Future Generations

The Gosling Islands, Maine - Photo Courtesy of PressHearald.com

After securing a substantial grant from the US government, a prominent land trust has moved closer to securing the future of the Goslings – a trio of uninhabited private islands in Maine

The Gosling Islands, Maine – Photo Courtesy of PressHearald.com

The Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) has this week moved …Read More: USA: Land Trust Aims to Preserve Private Islands in Maine for Future Generations

Environment

Canada: Canada Purchases 100 East-Coast Private Islands For Nature Protection

Borgles Island - Courtesy of Nova Scotia Nature Trust

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has announced its intent to create a daring, 46,000 acre protected zone which will protect as many as 100 islands from the threat of development.

Borgles Island – Courtesy of Nova Scotia Nature Trust

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust (NSNT) is celebrating the official launch of …Read More: Canada: Canada Purchases 100 East-Coast Private Islands For Nature Protection