Sunday, August 1, 2021

Environment

Canada: Progress Made in Plans to Purchase 100 Islands for Nature Protection

Middle and Outer Islands - Photo Courtesy of NS Nature Trust

More than 1,600 hectares of Crown Land along the coast of Nova Scotia have been designated as a so-called “wilderness area,” ensuring the conservation of valuable wetlands and islands.

Nova Scotia’s Government announced yesterday that over 1,600 hectares of Crown land has been designated as a so-called “wilderness area” The designation forms an …Read More: Canada: Progress Made in Plans to Purchase 100 Islands for Nature Protection

Celebs visiting resorts

Fiji: Swedish Royals Enjoy Private Island Honeymoon on Fiji’s Laucala Island

Sweden’s most famous newlyweds, Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist, have reportedly set sail for Fiji’s most exclusive private island resort as part of their three-week honeymoon tour.

Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist are reported to have chosen luxury Fiji resort Laucala Island as the first stop on their three-week honeymoon The pair …Read More: Fiji: Swedish Royals Enjoy Private Island Honeymoon on Fiji’s Laucala Island

Island Issues

China: Artificial Islands Pose Grave Threat to Environment – Reefs & Fish at Risk

Fiery Cross Reef, Spratly Islands - Photo Courtesy of www.janes.com

Beijing has announced that work on its man-made islands in the South China Sea is almost finished, heightening tensions with neighbouring countries and posing a serious threat to the environment.

Beijing has announce that it has moved another step closer to completing its controversial artificial island project in the disputed Spratly Islands The project …Read More: China: Artificial Islands Pose Grave Threat to Environment – Reefs & Fish at Risk

Environment

Maldives: A Solar Future for “The Best Hotel in the World” as Gili Lankanfushi Goes Renewable

Gili Lankanfushi's Solar Panel - Photo Courtesy of HotelierMaldives.com

A Maldives private island resort recently voted as TripAdvisor’s “Best Hotel in the World” is showing its green credentials after investing in the region’s largest floating solar panel.

Gili Lankanfushi has teamed up with Austrian company Swimsol in order to bring a more sustainable future to the Maldives Republic The luxury resort has invested …Read More: Maldives: A Solar Future for “The Best Hotel in the World” as Gili Lankanfushi Goes Renewable

Island Resorts

Maldives: Private Island Receives Top Marks from TripAdvisor, Takes Title of World’s Best Hotel

Maldives private island Gili Lankanfushi (formerly Soneva Gili) swept the board at the recent TripAdvisor awards, beating the competition to take home the title of The Best Hotel in the World.

Gili Lankanfushi, a paradisiacal private island in the Maldives, swept the board at the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards to take the title of …Read More: Maldives: Private Island Receives Top Marks from TripAdvisor, Takes Title of World’s Best Hotel

Governments buying Islands

Update: Governments and Conservancies Acquiring Private Islands Worldwide

Goat Island - Photo Courtesy of Mahone Islands Conservation Association

Following up on his recent letter about the future of the private island market, Farhad Vladi has provided Private Island News with a comprehensive list of private islands which have made their way into public hands.

Goat Island – Photo Courtesy of Mahone Islands Conservation Association

Hundreds of islands …Read More: Update: Governments and Conservancies Acquiring Private Islands Worldwide

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Private Island Owner Gives Island Away to Local Province

Goat Island - Photo Courtesy of Mahone Islands Conservation Association

The Mahone Islands Conservation Association is celebrating the protection of yet another private island, after Goat Island was donated to the province of Nova Scotia this month.

Former owners John McLennan and family chose to donate Goat Island to the Province of Nova Scotia for the benefit of future generations The donation of the …Read More: Canada: Private Island Owner Gives Island Away to Local Province

Environment

Worldwide: Private Islands in Public Hands – The Future of the Private Island Market?

Farhad Vladi

The recent decision of a nature trust and provincial government of Nova Scotia (Canada) to buy 100 private islands on the coast of Nova Scotia is a turning point for the private island market, says Farhad Vladi in a letter to Private Island News.

Farhad Vladi – Vladi Private Islands

“The …Read More: Worldwide: Private Islands in Public Hands – The Future of the Private Island Market?