Sunday, February 23, 2020

Environment

Caribbean: Recap – Richard Branson’s Ten Island Renewable Challenge

Necker Island - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Caribbean: Recap – Richard Branson’s Ten Island Renewable Challenge

The long wait is almost over – Sir Richard Branson’s Caribbean private island, Necker Island, is set to showcase the latest in wind turbine and solar technology. We check out the story so far.

Necker Island – Courtesy of Vladi Private …Read More: Caribbean: Recap – Richard Branson’s Ten Island Renewable Challenge

Environment

Seychelles: Seychelles Island Turns To Renewable Energy

Seychelles Windfarm Courtesy of Masdar.ae

Environmentalists rejoice as the Seychelles’ first wind farm opens on Mahé Island, signaling a change in tact regarding the national energy policy.

Seychelles Windfarm Courtesy of Masdar.ae

News that a 6-megawatt, eight turbine capacity wind farm has been opened on Mahé Island has been welcomed by green thinkers the world over. …Read More: Seychelles: Seychelles Island Turns To Renewable Energy

Breaking Island News

Caribbean: Necker Island Announced as Green Energy Demo Site

Following on from last week’s news of a Caribbean conservation summit on Necker Island, reports are emerging that the island is to play a further role in the Ten Islands Challenge commitment.

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

Never one to shy away from environmental innovation, Sir Richard Branson has this week …Read More: Caribbean: Necker Island Announced as Green Energy Demo Site

Breaking Island News

Caribbean Conservation Summit Held On Necker Island

Sir Richard Branson once again finds himself at the heart of the battle against climate change, this time hosting the Caribbean Conservation Summit on his very own Necker Island.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Bringing together influential figures from across the whole of the Caribbean, Sir Richard Branson has this …Read More: Caribbean Conservation Summit Held On Necker Island

Breaking Island News

Marine Conservation History Made on South Africa’s Prince Edward Island

Located deep within the sub-Antarctic Indian Ocean, South Africa’s all-but-uninhabited Prince Edward Islands have been declared a Marine Protected Area by green-thinking politicians.

Conservationists the world over are celebrating a formal announcement to declare South Africa’s Prince Edward Islands as a Marine Protected Area (MPA). Long since heralded as a site of significant biodiversity, …Read More: Marine Conservation History Made on South Africa’s Prince Edward Island

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