Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Governments buying Islands

USA: The Nature Conservancy Completes the Purchase of Michigan’s St Martin Island

St Martin Island, Michigan - Photo Courtesy of www.interactives.fox11online.com

One of the last, large, undeveloped islands in Michigan’s Grand Traverse Archipelago is now in public hands, as The Nature Conservancy finally completes the purchase of St. Martin Island.

St Martin Island, Michigan – Photo Courtesy of www.interactives.fox11online.com

The Nature Conservancy has at last completed the purchase of St Martin …Read More: USA: The Nature Conservancy Completes the Purchase of Michigan’s St Martin Island

Governments buying Islands

USA: Land Trust Aims to Preserve Private Islands in Maine for Future Generations

The Gosling Islands, Maine - Photo Courtesy of PressHearald.com

After securing a substantial grant from the US government, a prominent land trust has moved closer to securing the future of the Goslings – a trio of uninhabited private islands in Maine

The Gosling Islands, Maine – Photo Courtesy of PressHearald.com

The Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) has this week moved …Read More: USA: Land Trust Aims to Preserve Private Islands in Maine for Future Generations

Environment

USA: Obama Promises to Double the World’s Marine Reserves

Typcial Pacific Ocean Scenery on Toberua Island - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

US President Barack Obama has promised to create the world’s largest marine protected area (MPA) in the centre of the Pacific Ocean – with or without the help of the Republicans

Typcial Pacific Ocean Scenery on Toberua Island – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

US President Obama has this week …Read More: USA: Obama Promises to Double the World’s Marine Reserves

Island Issues

USA: Discover The Private Island That’s Too Hot to Handle

Avery Island - Photo Courtesy of C.C. Lockwood at marshmission.com

Established in 1906, Tabasco sauce has emerged as one of the world’s favourite condiments – but did you know that every last drop of the spicy stuff is produced on an American private island?

Avery Island – Photo Courtesy of C.C. Lockwood at marshmission.com

It’s a little known fact that Avery …Read More: USA: Discover The Private Island That’s Too Hot to Handle

Governments buying Islands

USA: Conservation Group Forced To Place Private Island Back on the Market

Just over one year since being snapped up by a conservation group, heart-shaped Harbor Island in Maine has once again been placed on the private island market.

Harbor Island, Maine – Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

As one of the key trends on the private island market, avid readers of …Read More: USA: Conservation Group Forced To Place Private Island Back on the Market

Breaking Island News

USA: Sensational Private Island Purchase Breaks World Record

Copper Beech Farm - Photo Courtesy of Forbes

A charitable organization has splashed out USD 120 million on a phenomenal fifty acre private estate, smashing America’s real estate record and creating a sensation right across the private island world.

Copper Beech Farm – Photo Courtesy of Forbes

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, Private Island News can …Read More: USA: Sensational Private Island Purchase Breaks World Record

Island Issues

USA: The Fight For Busta Rhymes Island Heats Up

Busta Rhymes Island - Courtesy of Google / 99percentinvisible.org

Fighting to officially change the name of his private island to Busta Rhymes Island, American rap-fan Kevin O’Brien has locked horns with the U.S. Board of Geographic Names.

Busta Rhymes Island – Courtesy of Google / 99percentinvisible.org

In what at first glance may seem to be an April’s Fool joke come …Read More: USA: The Fight For Busta Rhymes Island Heats Up

Environment

USA: Maine Residents Fight to Bring Private Island into Public Hands

Clapboard Island - Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Residents of Falmouth (Maine, USA) are working together in an exciting initiative to bring a private island in to public hands – but will they manage to raise the required USD 1.6 million in time?

Clapboard Island – Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

The residents of a small town on …Read More: USA: Maine Residents Fight to Bring Private Island into Public Hands