Thursday, August 13, 2020

Environment

Caribbean: Save Our Sharks! British Virgin Islands Announce Creation of Shark Sanctuary

In an attempt to counteract a dramatic decline of the region’s marine predator population, The British Virgin Islands has transformed its territorial waters into a safe-haven for all shark species.

(Bullshark image from www.wikipedia.com)

The British Virgin Islands has this week become the third country in the Caribbean region to …Read More: Caribbean: Save Our Sharks! British Virgin Islands Announce Creation of Shark Sanctuary

Environment

Caribbean: Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Richard Branson’s Private Island Retreat

As well as forming a popular private island escape for the rich and famous, Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island also forms an exotic refuge for a host of endangered animals.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Never far away from the headlines, Sir Richard Branson’s British Virgin Island home is …Read More: Caribbean: Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Richard Branson’s Private Island Retreat

Auction Results

Italy: World’s Most Haunted Island Sold at Auction – Questions Over Future Remain

Isola Poveglia - Courtesy of www.ilgazzettino.it

An Italian businessman has acquired the leasehold of Venice’s Isola Poveglia at auction, enraging a local community group who are already calling upon the government to overturn his winning bid.

Isola Poveglia – Courtesy of www.ilgazzettino.it

A Venetian conservation group’s international campaign to protect Italy’s infamous “plague island” appears to …Read More: Italy: World’s Most Haunted Island Sold at Auction – Questions Over Future Remain

Environment

Seychelles: Denis Private Island Wins Environmental Accolade

Denis Island - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A Seychelles private island, Denis Island, has been presented with the Environmental Sustainability Award at this year’s Seychelles Business Awards.

Denis Island – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Luxury island retreat Denis Island has this week been announced as the winner of the prestigious Environmental Sustainability Award at the Seychelles …Read More: Seychelles: Denis Private Island Wins Environmental Accolade

Environment

Canada: Nova Scotia Private Island to Return to Public Hands?

The beautiful Mahone Bay – Photo Courtesy of Rob Garnett at Airscapes

The Mahone Islands Conservation Association has signed a purchase and sale agreement for Bella Island – one of last available private islands in Nova Scotia’s Mahone Bay.

The beautiful Mahone Bay – Photo Courtesy of Rob Garnett at Airscapes

One of the final privately owned islands in Nova Scotia’s picturesque Mahone …Read More: Canada: Nova Scotia Private Island to Return to Public Hands?

Environment

USA: Animals Get Taste For Private Island Life In Boston

Harbor Islands, Boston - Photo Courtesy of MWRA.com

Boston’s Harbor Island witnesses dramatic increase in animal population, with number of mammals rocketing from 340,000 to 484,000 over the course of a decade.

Harbor Islands, Boston – Photo Courtesy of MWRA.com

It seems that we at Private Islands News are not the only ones to have been bitten by the …Read More: USA: Animals Get Taste For Private Island Life In Boston

Governments buying Islands

Forbidden Islands - A Look At The Work of The Nature Conservancy Part 3

In the final installment of Private Island News’ three-part special, guest author P.J Ryan – regular columnist at the excellent National Parks Traveler – treats us to an in depth look at the work of The Nature Conservancy – America’ leading conservation organization. Acclaimed for their work to protect ecologically important lands and …Read More: Forbidden Islands – A Look At The Work of The Nature Conservancy Part 3

Governments buying Islands

Forbidden Islands - A Look At The Work of The Nature Conservancy Part 2

In part two of our three-part special, P.J Ryan – author at the excellent National Parks Traveler – treats us to an in depth look at the work of The Nature Conservancy – America’s leading conservation organization. Acclaimed for their work to protect ecologically important lands and waters, The Nature Conservancy has now …Read More: Forbidden Islands – A Look At The Work of The Nature Conservancy Part 2