Sunday, August 1, 2021

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 …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

Island Issues

Asia: Pakistan’s Controversial Sale of Islands for World’s Tallest Building

A pair of Pakistan’s islands in the Arabian Sea has reportedly been sold for the dramatic development of a modern city, which will include the tallest building on earth.

(Image of Bundal Island by A. Rafey)

When it comes to real estate development, projects from flashy Miami are not exactly known …Read More: Asia: Pakistan’s Controversial Sale of Islands for World’s Tallest Building

Environment

Chinese Marine Surveillance Forces Complete Patrol of Disputed Paracel Island Archipelago

Not famed for a great track record when it comes to environmental concerns, the People’s Republic of China embarked on an unlikely environmental mission earlier this week, in a plan to bolster the sensitive ecology of the disputed Paracel Islands.

Chinese Marine Surveillance (CMS) troops were deployed to the region in order to complete …Read More: Chinese Marine Surveillance Forces Complete Patrol of Disputed Paracel Island Archipelago

Island Issues

USA: Plans for Belle Isle “Free Economic Zone” Gather Support

In the economically depressed state of Michigan, proposals to turn a large island park into a tax-free haven have been surprisingly popular, if controversial.

(Creative Commons aerial of Belle Isle)

The debate over what should be done with Belle Isle – a vast city park in Michigan’s Detroit River – has …Read More: USA: Plans for Belle Isle “Free Economic Zone” Gather Support

Island Issues

Canada: The Little-Known Island Dispute Over Machias Seal Island

Along the border of the Canadian province of New Brunswick and the American state of Maine sits a small rocky island caught between the two countries.

(Image of Machias Seal Island from www.unb.ca)

An almost endless number of headlines have been …Read More: Canada: The Little-Known Island Dispute Over Machias Seal Island

Island Gossip

Asia: The Real Island Inspiration for James Bond Villain's “Skyfall” Lair

After taking a long break from the stereotypical “evil super-villain with a private island”, “Skyfall” is bringing it back with a creepy lair based on a real Japanese island.

(Hashima Island pictured from the sea in 2011)

With privacy and seclusion galore, …Read More: Asia: The Real Island Inspiration for James Bond Villain’s “Skyfall” Lair