Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Breaking Island News

USA: Sensational Private Island Purchase Breaks World Record

Copper Beech Farm - Photo Courtesy of Forbes

A charitable organization has splashed out USD 120 million on a phenomenal fifty acre private estate, smashing America’s real estate record and creating a sensation right across the private island world.

Copper Beech Farm – Photo Courtesy of Forbes

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, Private Island News …Read More: USA: Sensational Private Island Purchase Breaks World Record

Governments buying Islands

Great Britain: Private Island Preserved For Future Generations

Hook Island, UK - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A British conservation charity has purchased an eight hectare private island in England’s East Yorkshire region, protecting its wildlife and putting a halt to any existing development plans.

Hook Island, UK – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A British conservation charity, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds …Read More: Great Britain: Private Island Preserved For Future Generations

Governments buying Islands

Germany: Controversy Surrounds Government Plans To Buy Private Island

Pheasant Island - Courtesy of Wikipedia

The German town of Eutin is gearing up for a bold redevelopment, with controversial plans in place to purchase nearby Pheasant Island – a private island located in the Großer Eutiner Lake.

Pheasant Island – Courtesy of Wikipedia

The sleepy, north-German town of Eutin is set for a new look, with …Read More: Germany: Controversy Surrounds Government Plans To Buy Private Island

Environment

USA: Maine Residents Fight to Bring Private Island into Public Hands

Clapboard Island - Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Residents of Falmouth (Maine, USA) are working together in an exciting initiative to bring a private island in to public hands – but will they manage to raise the required USD 1.6 million in time?

Clapboard Island – Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

The residents of a small town on …Read More: USA: Maine Residents Fight to Bring Private Island into Public Hands

Governments buying Islands

China: Private Island Plans Enter Trial Phase in Guangdong Province

Map of Guangdong - Courtesy of www.itourbeijing.com

Authorities in Guangdong Province have this week announced plans to trial the use of two private islands along the South China Sea coast.

Map of Guangdong – Courtesy of www.itourbeijing.com

China’s interest in private islands continues to grow with local media reports suggesting that two uninhabited islands off the coast of …Read More: China: Private Island Plans Enter Trial Phase in Guangdong Province

Governments buying Islands

Italy: Private Island Dream Denied For New Zealand Businessman

Isola Budelli, Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The battle for Budelli has reached a bitter conclusion for would-be owner Michael Harte, with the Italian Government exercising its right of first refusal at the eleventh hour.

Isola Budelli, Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A New Zealand businessman has had his plans to buy a Mediterranean private island derailed by …Read More: Italy: Private Island Dream Denied For New Zealand Businessman

Environment

Canada: Nova Scotia’s Biggest Private Island Bought By Nature Trust

Borgles Island - Courtesy of Nova Scotia Nature Trust

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has purchased Borgles Island, preventing a controversial development project which threatened to damage the island’s fragile ecology.

Borgles Island – Courtesy of Nova Scotia Nature Trust

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has this week acquired yet another island on its quest to preserve the future of …Read More: Canada: Nova Scotia’s Biggest Private Island Bought By Nature Trust

Environment

Canada: Nova Scotia Private Island to Return to Public Hands?

The beautiful Mahone Bay – Photo Courtesy of Rob Garnett at Airscapes

The Mahone Islands Conservation Association has signed a purchase and sale agreement for Bella Island – one of last available private islands in Nova Scotia’s Mahone Bay.

The beautiful Mahone Bay – Photo Courtesy of Rob Garnett at Airscapes

One of the final privately owned islands in Nova Scotia’s picturesque Mahone …Read More: Canada: Nova Scotia Private Island to Return to Public Hands?