Sunday, August 7, 2022

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Another 20 Islands Go From Private Hands to Conservation Land

The biggest trend in the private island world continues with a large donation of 20 pristine Lake Superior islands to a local conservancy.

(Image of the Gargantua Islands by Gary and Joanie McGuffin)

The Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy was thrilled earlier this month to report a very unusual …Read More: Canada: Another 20 Islands Go From Private Hands to Conservation Land

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USA: Florida Private Island Donated for a Bird Sanctuary

The Audabon Society was thrilled to receive a donation of a small Florida private island for use as a bird sanctuary and nesting ground.

(Miller Family Bird Colony Island, Florida)

For the Miller family of St. Pete Beach, a resort community on the …Read More: USA: Florida Private Island Donated for a Bird Sanctuary

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USA: Maine Conservancy Pays $2.35M for Private Harbor Island

The deal has been sealed for a Maine conservation trust to buy a beautiful heart-shaped private island near Machiasport.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

After several years offered for sale on the public market, 22-acre Harbor Island in Buck’s …Read More: USA: Maine Conservancy Pays $2.35M for Private Harbor Island

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USA: 12-acre Private South Carolina Island Donated for Conservation

Thanks to two very generous couples, a stretch of Low Country shoreline with an adjacent private island has been given to a conservation group.

(Image by Google Maps)

Nature lovers in South Carolina are celebrating this week at the generous donation …Read More: USA: 12-acre Private South Carolina Island Donated for Conservation

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UK: British Couple Picked for Dream Job on Remote Skokholm Island

The life of an island castaway isn’t for everyone, but a rare and adventurous breed can thrive in remote places like Skokholm Island off the coast of Wales.

(Image from www.welshwildlife.org)

When a job was advertised for wardens to care for a …Read More: UK: British Couple Picked for Dream Job on Remote Skokholm Island

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Canada: Conservancies Cheer Official Protected Status for Troop Island

Two very dedicated conservancies raised enough funds to purchase a gorgeous private island in St. Margaret’s Bay, and now it has just been protected forever.

(Photo Copyright F. Vladi/Vladi Private Islands)

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia may not be world-renowned …Read More: Canada: Conservancies Cheer Official Protected Status for Troop Island

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Canada: Family Gives 5 Islands to the Nature Conservancy of Canada

For one Canadian family, a generations-old love of Nova Scotia’s wilderness has translated into a generous gift of their beautiful private islands to the NCC.

(Image Courtesy of www.natureconservancy.ca)

A grouping of five islands along Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore has just …Read More: Canada: Family Gives 5 Islands to the Nature Conservancy of Canada

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Australia: Massive $13M Conservation Project Announced for Feral Island

A new conservation scheme for Western Australia’s largest island is showing just how much money and effort it takes to turn back the clock on environmental destruction.

(Image of island’s cliffs from www.sharkbay.org)

Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog landed on Western Australia’s vast …Read More: Australia: Massive $13M Conservation Project Announced for Feral Island