Sunday, February 23, 2020

Environment

Update: Fund-raising Campaign For Nova Scotian Private Island Gathers Pace

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

Fundraisers in Nova Scotia enter the final straight in their attempts to rescue one of the Atlantic province’s last privately owned islands: Bella Island

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

The Mahone Islands Conservation Association (MICA) has issued a huge thank-you to its …Read More: Update: Fund-raising Campaign For Nova Scotian Private Island Gathers Pace

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

Governments buying Islands

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

In this seasonal 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 protected more …Read More: Forbidden Islands – A Look At The Work of The Nature Conservancy Part 1

Governments buying Islands

USA: Vast 6,000 Acre Boyles Island Purchased for Conservation

With the recent protection of an enormous island in Georgia, the trend of governments and conservancies buying islands appears to be growing ever stronger.

(Image Courtesy of Rayonier/Georgia Conservancy)

The protection of islands has become a major focus of government and environmental groups in recent years, but rarely is a property …Read More: USA: Vast 6,000 Acre Boyles Island Purchased for Conservation

Governments buying Islands

USA: Maine Conservancy Pays $2.35M for Private Harbor Island

The deal has been sealed for a Maine conservation trust to buy a beautiful heart-shaped private island near Machiasport.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

After several years offered for sale on the public market, 22-acre Harbor Island in Buck’s …Read More: USA: Maine Conservancy Pays $2.35M for Private Harbor Island

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Conservancies Cheer Official Protected Status for Troop Island

Two very dedicated conservancies raised enough funds to purchase a gorgeous private island in St. Margaret’s Bay, and now it has just been protected forever.

(Photo Copyright F. Vladi/Vladi Private Islands)

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia may not be world-renowned …Read More: Canada: Conservancies Cheer Official Protected Status for Troop Island

Governments buying Islands

Australia: Massive $13M Conservation Project Announced for Feral Island

A new conservation scheme for Western Australia’s largest island is showing just how much money and effort it takes to turn back the clock on environmental destruction.

(Image of island’s cliffs from www.sharkbay.org)

Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog landed on Western Australia’s vast …Read More: Australia: Massive $13M Conservation Project Announced for Feral Island