Monday, September 21, 2020

Governments buying Islands

USA: Another Two Private Islands Transferred into Public Hands

Johnson Family Farm - Photo Courtesy of NHPR.org

The Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust has reached an agreement to transfer the two private islands in New Hampshire into public hands. A 311 acre farm will also be protected.

The Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust has announced that is has reached an agreement to permanently conserve two river islands in New Hampshire The announcement follows years …Read More: USA: Another Two Private Islands Transferred into Public Hands

Breaking Island News

USA: Three State-Owned Florida Islands Earmarked for Further Nature Protection Status

Proposals are in place to protect Florida’s Dot-Dash-Dit Islands – an island group home to Tampa Bay’s only coastal colony of wood storks. A public comment session is planned for later this month.

Florida’s Dot-Dash-Dit Islands – a group of three mangrove islands in Manatee County, Tampa Bay – have been earmarked to be …Read More: USA: Three State-Owned Florida Islands Earmarked for Further Nature Protection Status

Governments buying Islands

USA: Maine Government Moves Closer to Preventing Development of Historic Island

House Island - Photo by CNN Money

Proposals to designate a historically-significant private island in Maine as a protected area were unanimously approved as plans to prevent the development of House Island gain momentum.

Portland’s Planning Board has voted unanimously to designate House Island with historical protections, as plans to prevent the island’s development gain momentum The decision is a considerable …Read More: USA: Maine Government Moves Closer to Preventing Development of Historic Island

Breaking Island News

USA: Another Two Lake Michigan Private Islands Preserved For Future Generations

St Martin Island, Wisconsin - Photo Courtesy of www.Nature.org

Wisconsin’s Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge is set to expand by approx. 1,290 acres as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the purchase of St. Martin Island and the Rocky Islands.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy) has announced the purchase of Martin Island and the Rocky …Read More: USA: Another Two Lake Michigan Private Islands Preserved For Future Generations

Breaking Island News

USA: Mahoney Island Becomes Part of Maine’s Federal Wildlife Reserve

Maine Coastal Islands - Photo Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Mahoney Island is the latest island to join the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge – a joint initiative operated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Maine Coast Heritage Trust.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has further consolidated its portfolio of state-owned coastal properties after purchasing Mahoney Island from a …Read More: USA: Mahoney Island Becomes Part of Maine’s Federal Wildlife Reserve

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

New Zealand: Government Steps in to Save Island Sanctuary

Great Barrier Island - Photo Courtesy of AucklandSphere.org

The New Zealand Government has moved a step closer to securing the future of one of Auckland’s most historic sanctuary’s after a placing a bid for the Kotuku Peninsula on Great Barrier Island.

An 80 ha nature sanctuary has been saved from the threat of development after the New Zealand Government stepped in with …Read More: New Zealand: Government Steps in to Save Island Sanctuary