Sunday, March 24, 2019

Environment

UK: Public Funding for Private Islands? Conservation Plan for Scotland’s Shiant Island

Shiant Island - Photo Courtesy of http://www.northernlight-uk.com

European taxpayers are set to bear the brunt of a GBP 450,000 private island pest control operation, as work begins to introduce two rare bird species to Scotland’s Shiant Island.

Shiant Island – Photo Courtesy of www.northernlight-uk.com

According to recent reports in The Stornoway Gazette, The European Union has earmarked GBP …Read More: UK: Public Funding for Private Islands? Conservation Plan for Scotland’s Shiant Island

Auction Results

Italy: Shock As Auction For The World’s Most Haunted Island Is Called Off

Isola Poveglia - Courtesy of www.ilgazzettino.it

As predicted by Private Island News last month, the sale of the world’s most haunted island – Isola Poveglia – has been annulled as a result of public and governmental intervention.

Isola Poveglia – Courtesy of www.ilgazzettino.it

As predicted by Private Island News on May 15th 2014, the controversial auction of …Read More: Italy: Shock As Auction For The World’s Most Haunted Island Is Called Off

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 announced …Read More: USA: Obama Promises to Double the World’s Marine Reserves

Environment

Seychelles: Government Exchanges Debt for Development & Island Conservation

The Seychelles has agreed to an innovative debt-swap agreement which will see the island republic’s debt reduced in exchange for a greater commitment to marine conservation.

Private Island Seychelles – Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The Government of the Seychelles has agreed to a transformational “debt-for-adaptation” swap which – if …Read More: Seychelles: Government Exchanges Debt for Development & Island Conservation

Island Issues

Caribbean: Turks and Caicos Set to Become Canada’s Eleventh Province?

Parrot Cay - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A recent diplomatic tour of Canada saw Turks and Caicos Premier Rufus Ewing move one step closer to becoming Canada’s eleventh province.

Parrot Cay – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Turks and Caicos Premier Rufus Ewing got much more than he bargained for during his recent diplomatic tour of Canada, with …Read More: Caribbean: Turks and Caicos Set to Become Canada’s Eleventh Province?

Breaking Island News

World: Oceans & Private Islands Celebrates Launch of Brand New E-Magazine

Oceans & Islands Magazine - www.oceansandislands.org

Placing the most important issues of private island life within the broader context of responsible marine management, Oceans & Islands aims to inspire a new generation of island activists.

Oceans & Islands Magazine – www.oceansandislands.org

Even though the vast majority of the public are aware of the importance of the …Read More: World: Oceans & Private Islands Celebrates Launch of New E-Magazine

Environment

Caribbean: Save Our Sharks! British Virgin Islands Announce Creation of Shark Sanctuary

In an attempt to counteract a dramatic decline of the region’s marine predator population, The British Virgin Islands has transformed its territorial waters into a safe-haven for all shark species.

(Bullshark image from www.wikipedia.com)

The British Virgin Islands has this week become the third country in the Caribbean region to declare its …Read More: Caribbean: Save Our Sharks! British Virgin Islands Announce Creation of Shark Sanctuary

Breaking Island News

Greece: A New Era of Private Island Glamour? Celebrities Party on Skorpios Island

A new era of private island glamour has begun on Skorpios. Beyoncé, Rihanna and even Prince Albert of Monaco join island owner Ekaterina Rybolovleva for the party of the year.

Skorpios Island – Image Copyright Farhad Vladi

Indelibly marked by the legacy of Aristotle Onassis, few private islands have succeeded in capturing …Read More: Greece: A New Era of Private Island Glamour? Celebrities Party on Skorpios Island