Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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 Bay …Read More: Canada: Nova Scotia Private Island to Return to Public Hands?

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 and …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

Governments buying Islands

USA: The Odd Story of Venezuela’s Private Island in New Jersey

Few people are aware of the strange tale of how Venezuela’s late leader gave the USA a private island – and even stranger is the island’s location.

(Aerial image of Petty’s Island)

After the passing of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez in early March, there was a flurry of media reports recounting some …Read More: USA: The Odd Story of Venezuela’s Private Island in New Jersey

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Nova Scotia Nature Trust Buys 15 Islands for Rare Turtles

The new year started off with a huge success for Nova Scotia’s preeminent nature trust, but buying 15 islands was only the beginning of this urgent conservation.  

(Image of McGowan Lake from www.nsnt.ca)

A rare species of North American turtle was guaranteed a safe home early this year after the Nova …Read More: Canada: Nova Scotia Nature Trust Buys 15 Islands for Rare Turtles

Governments buying Islands

Asia: Will Cooler Heads Prevail in the China/Japan Island Dispute?

The controversy over who owns the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands has been in the spotlight for months, but a recent incident suggests things are truly heating up. 

(The East China Sea islands claimed by Japan and China)

Just five islets and a few rocky outcroppings in the East China Sea – for such small …Read More: Asia: Will Cooler Heads Prevail in the China/Japan Island Dispute?

Governments buying Islands

UK: Conservationists Campaign to Keep Flat Holm Island in Public Hands

When the Cardiff Council announced that it no longer had the funds to maintain the historic island of Flat Holm, local citizens and conservationists jumped into action.

(Image of Flat Holm by the Cardiff Council)

The news last month that the Cardiff Council was reportedly thinking of selling Flat Holm, a circular …Read More: UK: Conservationists Campaign to Keep Flat Holm Island in Public Hands