Saturday, July 4, 2020

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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 …Read More: Marine Conservation History Made on South Africa’s Prince Edward Island

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Tennessee Island Makes It To The Online Auction Block

As the global economic crisis continues to take its toll on the private island market, one shrewd seller has taken to the online auction house eBay in an attempt to sell his Tennessee island.

Wolf Island, TennesseeImage Courtesy of eBay

The island market is abuzz with the news that Wolf …Read More: Tennessee Island Makes It To The Online Auction Block

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South Pacific: Adventurer Films 60 Days Alone on Remote Fiji Island

Aiming for a true castaway experience, Ed Stafford was left with virtually nothing but a camera for his two-month stint living wild on an isolated island.

(Image by Discovery Communications/Luis Enrique Ascui)

As the only man known to have walked the dangerous length of the Amazon River, Ed Stafford is no …Read More: South Pacific: Adventurer Films 60 Days Alone on Remote Fiji Island

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Europe: Emir of Qatar Seals the Deal on Six Greek Private Islands

Grecian isles are sought-after by foreigners but difficult to purchase, unless you have the means to help finance the country’s struggling economy.

(Oxia Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands/René Böhm)

Headlines were made this week when the Royal Family of Qatar was permitted to buy a handful of islands in Greece; …Read More: Europe: Emir of Qatar Seals the Deal on Six Greek Private Islands

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Ireland: Inishturk Beg Snapped Up By Anonymous Buyer

Formerly the pride and joy of Secret Millionaire Nadim Sadek, County Mayo’s most famous island, Inishturk Beg, has been sold by receivers for just less than EUR 3 million.

Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Despite spending such a short time on the market, this 65 acre …Read More: Ireland: Inishturk Beg Snapped Up By Anonymous Buyer

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Worldwide: CNN Travel Lists the 7 Most Dangerous Islands on Earth

The travel division of CNN has put out a list of the most dangerous and remote islands in the world, and some of their far-flung choices may be familiar – while others are virtually unknown.

(Rockall Island image by Andy Strangeway)

When CNN Traveler went searching for the most foreboding islands …Read More: Worldwide: CNN Travel Lists the 7 Most Dangerous Islands on Earth

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UK: Remote Scottish Island Seeks Adventurous Live-in Manager

The historic isle of Inchcolm is advertising for a manager to live on the island and care for its beautiful medieval buildings.  

(Image by Mike Pennington/Geograph.org.uk)

For certain hardy souls, the prospect of living in virtual solitude on an isolated isle sounds …Read More: UK: Remote Scottish Island Seeks Adventurous Live-in Manager

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Europe: Could This Artificial Island Help Boost Wind Energy?

Wind energy is plentiful but hard to store for the future, so engineers have come up with an innovative solution that makes use of a man-made island.

(Image from the office of Minister Vande Lanotte)

The choppy waters of the North Sea have no small abundance of blowing gales – could …Read More: Europe: Could This Artificial Island Help Boost Wind Energy?