Sunday, February 23, 2020

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

Island Resorts

Asia: Cambodia’s Song Saa Resort Receives Sustainable Travel Award

It wasn’t long ago that Song Saa was making news as Cambodia’s first luxury island resort, and now the private isle has won a prestigious award for sustainable travel.

(Image Courtesy of Song Saa Island Resort)

At this year’s prominent ceremony …Read More: Asia: Cambodia’s Song Saa Resort Receives Sustainable Travel Award

Environment

Africa: Mozambique Declares Continent’s Largest Marine Park

Part of a growing trend of conservation in the developing world, the vast sea area around 10 Indian Ocean islands is now the largest protected marine area in all of Africa.

(Island in the Primeras and Segundas)

This summer, the tiny South Pacific nation of the Cook Islands made …Read More: Africa: Mozambique Declares Continent’s Largest Marine Park

Environment

Canada: Owner Ensures Muskoka’s Turner Island is Protected Forever

The nature-loving owner of a private island in Ontario’s Cottage Country has made sure that her treasured property will be forever protected from development.

(Image of Turner Island, Lake Muskoka)

With a number of private islands recently being purchased by, or donated …Read More: Canada: Owner Ensures Muskoka’s Turner Island is Protected Forever

Environment

UK: Abandoned Isles of St. Kilda Win Coveted Conservation Award

(Image of Hirta from rcahms.gov.uk)

The most remote and desolate outpost in the British Isles is the surprise winner of an internationally-recognized award for conservation and sustainable tourism.

This year’s Responsible Tourism Award has been bestowed on a highly unusual …Read More: UK: Abandoned Isles of St. Kilda Win Coveted Conservation Award

Governments buying Islands

USA: Alabama City Aims to Purchase Two Local Islands for Conservation

A small resort city along Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast is once again joining the global trend of governments and conservancies buying private islands.

(Perdido Pass near Orange Beach, Alabama)

Two private islands just offshore of the Alabama resort community of Orange Beach have been targeted for purchase by the …Read More: USA: Alabama City Aims to Purchase Two Local Islands for Conservation

Governments buying Islands

USA: Wildlife Trusts Buys 63-acre Oregon Island for Conservation

The trend of not-for-profit organizations purchasing private islands continues to grow, with a new transaction this month on Oregon’s sleepy Willamette River.

(Image from www.mckenzieriver.org)

The state of Oregon is widely known for a few things only; enterprising pioneers following the Oregon Trail when the West was still unknown; …Read More: USA: Wildlife Trusts Buys 63-acre Oregon Island for Conservation

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Conservation Groups Win Victory with Troop Island Purchase

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust can add another pristine property to its long list of protected areas after a successful last-minute fundraising campaign.

(Photo Copyright F. Vladi/Vladi Private Islands)

The crunch was on last week for two conservation organizations who had their eye on Troop Island, a small yet …Read More: Canada: Conservation Groups Win Victory with Troop Island Purchase