Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Governments buying Islands

Canada: British Columbian Province Moves Closer to Resolving Contentious Private Island Claim

Grace Islet - Photo Courtesy of John Cameron, via www.westcoastnativenews.com

The Province of British Columbia is close to brokering a deal to protect Grace Islet – a tiny private island currently at the center of a storm surrounding a First Nations aboriginal title claim.

Grace Islet – Photo Courtesy of John Cameron, via www.westcoastnativenews.com

Just over a month after insisting that there …Read More: Canada: British Columbian Province Moves Closer to Resolving Contentious Private Island Claim

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 Island, an …Read More: USA: The Nature Conservancy Completes the Purchase of Michigan’s St Martin Island

Environment

Canada: Nova Scotia Nature Trust Reveals Mystery Millionaire Donor

Borgles Island - Courtesy of Nova Scotia Nature Trust

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has revealed the famous name responsible for kick-starting Nova Scotia’s largest ever conservation campaign – the 100 Wild Islands Legacy Campaign.

Borgles Island – Courtesy of Nova Scotia Nature Trust

Guests of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust’s 20th anniversary dinner got more than they bargained for last …Read More: Canada: Nova Scotia Nature Trust Reveals Mystery Millionaire Donor

Governments buying Islands

Maine: Conservation Group Moves Closer to Securing the Future of Much-Loved US Coastal Island

Maine Coastal Islands - Photo Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Yet another coastal island is in the cross-hairs of the conservationists – this time it’s High Island, a 22 acre private island located across the water from the picturesque town of St. George, Maine (USA).

High Island – Photo Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

The Maine coastal region has long …Read More: Maine: Conservation Group Moves Closer to Securing the Future of Much-Loved US Coastal Island

Environment

USA: Conservation Trust Transforms Island Group into Permanent Public Preserve

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

The wait is over for the Maine Coast Heritage Trust – after several months on the campaign trail, the group has succeeded in transforming 3 uninhabited islands into a permanent public preserve

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

The Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) has this week announced that …Read More: USA: Conservation Trust Transforms Island Group into Permanent Public Preserve

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 one …Read More: USA: Land Trust Aims to Preserve Private Islands in Maine for Future Generations

Environment

Canada: Canada Purchases 100 East-Coast Private Islands For Nature Protection

Borgles Island - Courtesy of Nova Scotia Nature Trust

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has announced its intent to create a daring, 46,000 acre protected zone which will protect as many as 100 islands from the threat of development.

Borgles Island – Courtesy of Nova Scotia Nature Trust

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust (NSNT) is celebrating the official launch of …Read More: Canada: Canada Purchases 100 East-Coast Private Islands For Nature Protection

Governments buying Islands

Greece: Government Places Greek Island Up For Sale

Simos Beach, Elafonisos Island - Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia

Elafonisos Island looks set to become the latest casualty of Greece’s financial disaster, with government officials reportedly planning to put the picturesque island up for sale.

Simos Beach, Elafonisos Island – Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia

It seems much as changed since Private Island News reported on Greek tourism minister Pavlos Geroulanos’ …Read More: Greece: Government Places Greek Island Up For Sale

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