Sunday, February 23, 2020

Environment

Mexico: Discover the Private Island Paradise Made Entirely of Plastic Bottles

Joyxee Island Courtesy of TinyHouseListings.com

Meet the man who gave up gave up his job, family and possessions to run away and live on a secluded private island paradise – a paradise made up entirely of plastic bottles…

Joyxee Island Courtesy of TinyHouseListings.com

You’ve got to have a lot of bottle to give up everything …Read More: Mexico: Discover the Private Island Paradise Made Entirely of Plastic Bottles

Environment

Caribbean: Paradise Lost? Despite Dramatic Coral Reef Destruction Hope Still Exists

Little Hall's Pond Cay - Courtesy of Wall Street Journal Online

Exotic, exclusive and expensive, the Exumas are one of the Caribbean’s most popular private island destinations. Yet whilst the islands paint a paradisiacal picture, it’s a different story below sea level.

Little Halls Pond Cay – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Exotic, exclusive and expensive, the Exumas form one of …Read More: Caribbean: Paradise Lost? Despite Dramatic Coral Reef Destruction Hope Still Exists

Development

UAE: Ambitious Solar-Powered Private Island Development Planned for Ras al-Khaimah

Falcon Island - Courtesy of www.constructionweekonline.com

On Falcon Island it’s not just the holiday-goers that will be soaking up the sun – the island itself is set to be powered exclusively using solar energy.

Falcon Island – Courtesy of www.constructionweekonline.com

Man-made islands are nothing new in the United Arab Emirates – indeed, love them or hate them, …Read More: UAE: Ambitious Solar-Powered Private Island Development Planned for Ras al-Khaimah

Environment

Australia: Luxury Private Island Resort Returns With New Eco-Conscious Focus

Bedarra Island - Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Two years after Cyclone Yasi devastated the Queensland coast, Australia’s most exclusive private island retreat is back, boasting a brand new eco-ethos to boot.

Bedarra Island – Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

After two long years of rebuilding, the painstaking journey from ruins to restoration is finally complete for …Read More: Australia: Luxury Private Island Resort Returns With New Eco-Conscious Focus

Environment

Caribbean: Private Island Pioneer Takes Stand Against Global Warming

Necker Island - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Richard Branson is preparing to implement the next step of the Ten Island Challenge, turning his luxurious private island abode into an innovative green energy project.

Necker Island – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

As part of the Carbon War Room’s “Ten Island Challenge”, a campaign to help island communities make …Read More: Caribbean: Private Island Pioneer Takes Stand Against Global Warming

Environment

Global: Seacology – Saving One Private Island At A Time

Seacology.org

Private Island News presents Seacology – a nonprofit environmental conservation organization dedicated to the preservation of island environments and ecology.

Seacology.org

As well as forming luxurious travel destinations, private islands are also hotbeds of ecological activity, providing shelter for an array of rare flora and fauna, many species of which can …Read More: Global: Seacology – Saving One Private Island At A Time

Environment

Seychelles: Denis Private Island Wins Environmental Accolade

Denis Island - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A Seychelles private island, Denis Island, has been presented with the Environmental Sustainability Award at this year’s Seychelles Business Awards.

Denis Island – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Luxury island retreat Denis Island has this week been announced as the winner of the prestigious Environmental Sustainability Award at the Seychelles …Read More: Seychelles: Denis Private Island Wins Environmental Accolade

Environment

Scotland: Rabbit Invasion Threatens To Collapse Scottish Island

The National Trust for Scotland has stepped in to curb Canna’s rampant rabbit population, after incessant burrowing plays havoc with the island’s infrastructure.

(Islands in The Outer Hebrides)

Home to 12 human inhabitants and more than 16,000 rabbits, the Scottish island of Canna is a tiny island with a big …Read More: Scotland: Rabbit Invasion Threatens To Collapse Scottish Island