Monday, August 2, 2021

Environment

Kiribati: Could This Be The World’s First Climate Refugee?

(Some of Kiribati's tiny islets/Flickr)

A Pacific Islander is set to go to the High Court in New Zealand in his fight to be recognized as the world’s first climate change refugee.

(Some of Kiribati’s tiny islets/Flickr)

With ocean’s predicted to rise by high 1 meter by the turn of the century, the future …Read More: Kiribati: Could This Be The World’s First Climate Refugee?

Environment

USA: Animals Get Taste For Private Island Life In Boston

Harbor Islands, Boston - Photo Courtesy of MWRA.com

Boston’s Harbor Island witnesses dramatic increase in animal population, with number of mammals rocketing from 340,000 to 484,000 over the course of a decade.

Harbor Islands, Boston – Photo Courtesy of MWRA.com

It seems that we at Private Islands News are not the only ones to have been bitten by the …Read More: USA: Animals Get Taste For Private Island Life In Boston

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

Canada: Sovereignty dispute resolved as troops withdrawn from Hans Island

Hans Island Courtesy of Wikipedia.org

Military official calls end to operations on Hans Island, signaling the end of a twenty-year old diplomatic dispute between Denmark and Canada.

Hans Island Courtesy of Wikipedia.org

High-ranking army general, Walter Natynczyk, has announced a change of tact regarding the long-disputed, uninhabited Hans Island, backing away from military activity and at …Read More: Canada: Sovereignty dispute resolved as troops withdrawn from Hans Island

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

Island Issues

Asia: China Stakes its Claim by Opening Disputed Islands to Tourism

Small disputed islands in Asia-Pacific are being promoted as exciting new tourism destinations, solidifying China’s growing influence over the region.

(Disputed Yongxing Island in the Paracels)

In past centuries, countries seeking to establish dominion over a territory had to build and maintain a costly military …Read More: Asia: China Stakes its Claim by Opening Disputed Islands to Tourism

Island Issues

UK: A Family’s Story of (Very) Rustic Living on Their Private Islands

The Scotland Isles are known for blustery weather, inhospitable landscapes and remoteness from civilization – what better place to own a set of private islands?

(Image of Home Island by Tony Kinghorn/Geograph.org)

Paradise may come in all forms and places – but takes a …Read More: UK: A Family’s Story of (Very) Rustic Living on Their Private Islands

Island Issues

Asia: Conservationists Rally to Save the Raya Islands from Destruction

Two islands near Phuket serve as a cautionary tale of how small resort islands can be seriously harmed by a rapid influx of thousands of tourists.

(A popular beach on Raya Yai Island)

Phuket and its surrounding islands have long been known as …Read More: Asia: Conservationists Rally to Save the Raya Islands from Destruction