Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Nova Scotian Conservation Group Adds New Island to Protected Area

Squid Island - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The Mahone Islands Conservation Association is celebrating bringing another island into public ownership, with Squid Island forming the latest addition to their ever-expanding protected area.

Squid Island – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

With the help of the Province of Nova Scotia, the Mahone Islands Conservation Association (MICA) has succeeded in …Read More: Canada: Nova Scotian Conservation Group Adds New Island to Protected Area

Island Issues

Seychelles: Former President Sir James Mancham Re-Elected to Comesa Committee

Seychelles Global Citizen: The Autobiography of the Founding President

The former President of the Seychelles, Sir James Mancham, has this week been re-elected for his second term as a member of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Committee of Elders.

Sir James Mancham – Founding President of the Seychelles

The founding President of the Seychelles, Sir James Mancham, has …Read More: Seychelles: Former President Sir James Mancham Re-Elected to Comesa Committee

Environment

Seychelles: North Island - A Triumph for Eco-Tourism and Rare Species Protection

A delegation from the Seychelles Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change called by at North Island to witness the private island’s progress to becoming an ecological giant.

North Island – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

During an official visit earlier this week, the Seychelles’ Principal Secretary for the Environment, Alain …Read More: Seychelles: North Island – A Triumph for Eco-Tourism and Rare Species Protection

Environment

Cambodia: Song Saa Private Island CEO Announced as Young Global Leader

The founder and CEO of Song Saa, Rory Hunter, has been singled out by the World Economic Forum a Young Global Leader as a result of his pioneering work in the field of sustainable tourism.

Song Saa – Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The Song Saa Private Island Team has had …Read More: Cambodia: Song Saa Private Island CEO Announced as Young Global Leader

Environment

Worldwide: Volcanic Eruption Islands – Changing the Planet’s Geo-Political Boundaries

Volcanic Eruption in Tonga - Photo Courtesy of AP Photo / Military of Foreign Affairs Tonga

Inspired by a new map plotting the world’s most recently natural formed pieces of land Private Island News takes a closer look at six volcanic eruption islands which are here to stay.

Volcanic Eruption in Tonga – Photo Courtesy of AP Photo / Military of Foreign Affairs Tonga

During the past couple …Read More: Worldwide: Volcanic Eruption Islands – Changing the Planet’s Geo-Political Boundaries

Environment

South Pacific: 21st Century Christopher Columbus Witnesses The Birth of an Island

Volcanic Eruption in Tonga - Photo Courtesy of AP Photo / Military of Foreign Affairs Tonga

In a world of satellite technology, what are the chances of discovering an unknown island? Yet one man can lay claim to just that, after stumbling across a brand new island in the South Pacific.

Volcanic Eruption in Tonga – Photo Courtesy of AP Photo / Military of Foreign Affairs Tonga

In …Read More: South Pacific: 21st Century Christopher Columbus Witnesses The Birth of an Island

Island Market

Scandinavia: The Scout Association Purchases Private Island Fort in Denmark

Middelgrundsfortet - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The Danish Guide and Scout Association has confirmed the purchase of a private island off the coast of Copenhagen with the help of a charitable donation to the tune of twenty million kroner.

Middelgrundsfortet – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The Danish Guide and Scout Association, Det Danske Spejderkorps, has this …Read More: Scandinavia: The Scout Association Purchases Private Island Fort in Denmark

Development

UAE: Underwater Villas Planned for Dubai’s Artificial Island Complex “The World”

A series of futuristic underwater villas in Dubai’s “The World” are about to be launched for sale, just weeks after Private Island News revealed that work on the artificial island project has restarted.

(Aerial View from Wikipedia)

A community of futuristic, underwater villas has this week been unveiled to a select group …Read More: UAE: Underwater Villas Planned for Dubai’s Artificial Island Complex “The World”


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