Sunday, February 23, 2020

Environment

USA: Conservation Trust Transforms Island Group into Permanent Public Preserve

The Gosling Islands, Maine - Photo Courtesy of PressHearald.com

The wait is over for the Maine Coast Heritage Trust – after several months on the campaign trail, the group has succeeded in transforming 3 uninhabited islands into a permanent public preserve

The Gosling Islands, Maine – Photo Courtesy of PressHearald.com

The Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) has this week …Read More: USA: Conservation Trust Transforms Island Group into Permanent Public Preserve

Environment

Canada: Canada Purchases 100 East-Coast Private Islands For Nature Protection

Borgles Island - Courtesy of Nova Scotia Nature Trust

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has announced its intent to create a daring, 46,000 acre protected zone which will protect as many as 100 islands from the threat of development.

Borgles Island – Courtesy of Nova Scotia Nature Trust

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust (NSNT) is celebrating the official launch of …Read More: Canada: Canada Purchases 100 East-Coast Private Islands For Nature Protection

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

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?

Island Issues

Asia: Conservationists Rally to Save the Raya Islands from Destruction

Two islands near Phuket serve as a cautionary tale of how small resort islands can be seriously harmed by a rapid influx of thousands of tourists.

(A popular beach on Raya Yai Island)

Phuket and its surrounding islands have long been known as …Read More: Asia: Conservationists Rally to Save the Raya Islands from Destruction

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