Sunday, February 23, 2020

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 …Read More: New Zealand: Government Steps in to Save Island Sanctuary

Governments buying Islands

Canada: British Columbian Province Moves Closer to Resolving Contentious Private Island Claim

Grace Islet - Photo Courtesy of John Cameron, via www.westcoastnativenews.com

The Province of British Columbia is close to brokering a deal to protect Grace Islet – a tiny private island currently at the center of a storm surrounding a First Nations aboriginal title claim.

Grace Islet – Photo Courtesy of John Cameron, via www.westcoastnativenews.com

Just over a month after insisting that …Read More: Canada: British Columbian Province Moves Closer to Resolving Contentious Private Island Claim

Governments buying Islands

USA: The Nature Conservancy Completes the Purchase of Michigan’s St Martin Island

St Martin Island, Michigan - Photo Courtesy of www.interactives.fox11online.com

One of the last, large, undeveloped islands in Michigan’s Grand Traverse Archipelago is now in public hands, as The Nature Conservancy finally completes the purchase of St. Martin Island.

St Martin Island, Michigan – Photo Courtesy of www.interactives.fox11online.com

The Nature Conservancy has at last completed the purchase of St Martin Island, …Read More: USA: The Nature Conservancy Completes the Purchase of Michigan’s St Martin Island

Governments buying Islands

USA: Conservation Group Forced To Place Private Island Back on the Market

Just over one year since being snapped up by a conservation group, heart-shaped Harbor Island in Maine has once again been placed on the private island market.

Harbor Island, Maine – Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

As one of the key trends on the private island market, avid readers of …Read More: USA: Conservation Group Forced To Place Private Island Back on the Market

Governments buying Islands

Great Britain: Private Island Preserved For Future Generations

Hook Island, UK - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A British conservation charity has purchased an eight hectare private island in England’s East Yorkshire region, protecting its wildlife and putting a halt to any existing development plans.

Hook Island, UK – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A British conservation charity, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds …Read More: Great Britain: Private Island Preserved For Future Generations

Governments buying Islands

Germany: Controversy Surrounds Government Plans To Buy Private Island

Pheasant Island - Courtesy of Wikipedia

The German town of Eutin is gearing up for a bold redevelopment, with controversial plans in place to purchase nearby Pheasant Island – a private island located in the Großer Eutiner Lake.

Pheasant Island – Courtesy of Wikipedia

The sleepy, north-German town of Eutin is set for a new look, with …Read More: Germany: Controversy Surrounds Government Plans To Buy Private Island

Environment

USA: Maine Residents Fight to Bring Private Island into Public Hands

Clapboard Island - Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Residents of Falmouth (Maine, USA) are working together in an exciting initiative to bring a private island in to public hands – but will they manage to raise the required USD 1.6 million in time?

Clapboard Island – Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

The residents of a small town on …Read More: USA: Maine Residents Fight to Bring Private Island into Public Hands

Breaking Island News

Update: Canadian Conservancy Group Successfully Acquires Bella Island

The Mahone Islands Conservation Association has successfully completed the purchase of Bella Island, a private island located in Nova Scotia.

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

The Mahone Islands Conservation Association (MICA) has this week reported that the acquisition of Bella Island – one of …Read More: Update: Canadian Conservancy Group Successfully Acquires Bella Island