Sunday, August 7, 2022

Governments buying Islands

UK: Residents Vote to Accept Owner’s Gift of Scalpay Island

Not surprisingly, the tenants on a private island in Scotland’s rustic Outer Hebrides have taken the owner up on his offer to hand over the property free of charge.

(Eilean Glas Image by Tom Richardson)

On November 6th, with a strong “yes” vote …Read More: UK: Residents Vote to Accept Owner’s Gift of Scalpay Island

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USA: Alabama City Aims to Purchase Two Local Islands for Conservation

A small resort city along Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast is once again joining the global trend of governments and conservancies buying private islands.

(Perdido Pass near Orange Beach, Alabama)

Two private islands just offshore of the Alabama resort community of Orange Beach have been targeted for purchase by the …Read More: USA: Alabama City Aims to Purchase Two Local Islands for Conservation

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USA: Wildlife Trusts Buys 63-acre Oregon Island for Conservation

The trend of not-for-profit organizations purchasing private islands continues to grow, with a new transaction this month on Oregon’s sleepy Willamette River.

(Image from www.mckenzieriver.org)

The state of Oregon is widely known for a few things only; enterprising pioneers following the Oregon Trail when the West was still unknown; …Read More: USA: Wildlife Trusts Buys 63-acre Oregon Island for Conservation

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Canada: Conservation Groups Win Victory with Troop Island Purchase

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust can add another pristine property to its long list of protected areas after a successful last-minute fundraising campaign.

(Photo Copyright F. Vladi/Vladi Private Islands)

The crunch was on last week for two conservation organizations who had their eye on Troop Island, a small yet …Read More: Canada: Conservation Groups Win Victory with Troop Island Purchase

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Canada: Conservationists Make Public Appeal for Donations to Buy Island

Two Nova Scotia conservation groups are on a tight deadline to raise funds to buy an island in St. Margaret’s Bay, requiring almost $200,000 by the end of October.

(Photo Copyright F. Vladi/Vladi Private Islands)

Yet another island may move from private to public hands in Nova …Read More: Canada: Conservationists Make Public Appeal for Donations to Buy Island

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Asia: The Story Behind the Disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands

Leaving aside the politics of Asia’s most hotly contested island territory, just what are the essential facts to know about this small group of privately-owned isles?

(The remote East China Sea islands)

To the Chinese, they are the Diaoyu Islands, while the Japanese have long regarded them …Read More: Asia: The Story Behind the Disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands

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Canada: Nature Conservancy Pushes For Lake Huron Island Purchase

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is eager to purchase a massive plot of pristine island land from a timber company, but first it will need to finish raising CAD $15.2 million.

(Image by the Nature Conservancy of Canada)

Cockburn Island is a true rarity in Ontario’s celebrated “Cottage Country” …Read More: Canada: Nature Conservancy Pushes For Lake Huron Island Purchase

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USA: Illinois Philanthropist Donates Private Island to Conservancy

An environmental foundation in Illinois received a very generous gift from a local donor on Thursday – a beautiful 170-acre island in the Upper Mississippi River.

(Upper Mississippi River image by the NPS)

The trend of islands transferring from private to public hands continues this month, with the recent …Read More: USA: Illinois Philanthropist Donates Private Island to Conservancy