Sunday, February 23, 2020

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

Governments buying Islands

USA: 12-acre Private South Carolina Island Donated for Conservation

Thanks to two very generous couples, a stretch of Low Country shoreline with an adjacent private island has been given to a conservation group.

(Image by Google Maps)

Nature lovers in South Carolina are celebrating this week at the generous donation …Read More: USA: 12-acre Private South Carolina Island Donated for Conservation

Development

Asia: China Debates Plans for Development of Uninhabited Islands

The province of Zhejiang is blessed with hundreds of beautiful islands, and officials are encouraging public debate about how to develop them.

(Uninhabited Islands near Zhoushan, Zhejiang)

In December, the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang held an unusual public meeting, with the focus …Read More: Asia: China Debates Plans for Development of Uninhabited Islands

Environment

Australia: The Island Where Wild Dolphins Come Bearing Gifts

The remote continent is renowned for its unique and often strange wildlife, but one scientific study of dolphins off Tangalooma Island Resort takes the cake.

(Image from www.tangalooma.com)

If you like seafood, you’ll love what the bottlenose dolphins of Moreton Bay have …Read More: Australia: The Island Where Wild Dolphins Come Bearing Gifts

Governments buying Islands

UK: British Couple Picked for Dream Job on Remote Skokholm Island

The life of an island castaway isn’t for everyone, but a rare and adventurous breed can thrive in remote places like Skokholm Island off the coast of Wales.

(Image from www.welshwildlife.org)

When a job was advertised for wardens to care for a …Read More: UK: British Couple Picked for Dream Job on Remote Skokholm 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

Environment

Asia: Conservationists Evict Dinosaurs from Island in India

Plans for a replica ‘Jurassic Park’-style attraction on a tropical island in India’s Chilika Lake have been quashed over environmental concerns.

(Chadheihaga Island in Lake Chilika)

Efforts by a well-meaning tourism organization in the Indian district of Odisha have had local environmentalists concerned …Read More: Asia: Conservationists Evict Dinosaurs from Island in India

Environment

South Pacific: Conservancy Seeks Filmmaker for Dream Tropical Island Job

Prominent NGO BirdLife International has put out a call for a talented filmmaker to travel to a remote South Pacific atoll for a month-long conservation expedition.

(Beach Hut on Anchorage Island)

Combining an exciting adventure with the opportunity to film some of nature’s most stunning scenery, it’s difficult to …Read More: South Pacific: Conservancy Seeks Filmmaker for Dream Tropical Island Job