Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Nova Scotia Nature Trust Buys 15 Islands for Rare Turtles

The new year started off with a huge success for Nova Scotia’s preeminent nature trust, but buying 15 islands was only the beginning of this urgent conservation.  

(Image of McGowan Lake from www.nsnt.ca)

A rare species of North American turtle was guaranteed a safe home early this year after …Read More: Canada: Nova Scotia Nature Trust Buys 15 Islands for Rare Turtles

Development

Island Books: A Modern “Swiss Family Robinson” Saga on Whale Island

Author Daniel Hays has penned a poignant and humorous account of purchasing a small island and moving his reluctant family there for a year.

(On Whale Island,  by Daniel Hays)

For the many people who have fantasized about what life would be like living on a remote island, Canadian author Daniel …Read More: Island Books: A Modern “Swiss Family Robinson” Saga on Whale 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

Canada: Family Gives 5 Islands to the Nature Conservancy of Canada

For one Canadian family, a generations-old love of Nova Scotia’s wilderness has translated into a generous gift of their beautiful private islands to the NCC.

(Image Courtesy of www.natureconservancy.ca)

A grouping of five islands along Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore has just …Read More: Canada: Family Gives 5 Islands to the Nature Conservancy of Canada

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

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Conservationists Make Public Appeal for Donations to Buy Island

Two Nova Scotia conservation groups are on a tight deadline to raise funds to buy an island in St. Margaret’s Bay, requiring almost $200,000 by the end of October.

(Photo Copyright F. Vladi/Vladi Private Islands)

Yet another island may move from private to public hands in Nova …Read More: Canada: Conservationists Make Public Appeal for Donations to Buy Island

Island Market

Canada: Government Selling Iconic Lighthouse Islands

A number of Eastern Canada’s most famous island lighthouses are being offered for sale by the government, but alas, only conservancies will be eligible to bid.

(Spectacle Island Lighthouse, Mouton Bay)

Nova Scotia is renowned for its scenic coastal beauty – vast expanses of forest, intricate bays and inlets, …Read More: Canada: Government Selling Iconic Lighthouse Islands

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Progress on Another Island Conservation in Nova Scotia

The Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy is celebrating the continuing success of a fundraising campaign to finish their purchase of an ecologically important local island.

(Image of West Ironbound from Google)

In 2011, island conservation in Nova Scotia rose to an unheard-of prominence, with numerous organizations working together with government agencies …Read More: Canada: Progress on Another Island Conservation in Nova Scotia