Greening the Islands Foundation

May 6, 2021

Privatising the wilderness: the Tasmanian project that could become a national park test case

Conservationists say newly released documents call into question the government’s policy of backing tourism developments on protected public land Halls Island, on Lake Malbena in the Walls of Jerusalem national park, is not easy to reach. It takes a strenuous eight-hour walk or a helicopter ride to get there. Its remoteness meant it was relatively …

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‘Ocean in crisis’: Global plan to protect world’s seas

Ambitious initiative to protect area larger than South American continent aims to ensure the world’s seas will no longer be ‘out of sight, out of mind’. A new global marine initiative has been launched to protect and conserve 18 million square kilometres of the ocean (seven million square miles) over the next five years, an …

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A Small Italian Island Is Set to Win Big From Europe’s Tourism Revival

Plans to pick vaccine winners and losers have sparked fury on the mainland. Residents of the small Italian island of Ischia are hoping that the 19-mile stretch of seawater that divides them from the mainland will help save their economy from another disastrous tourism season this summer. They’re eagerly awaiting a boatload of vaccines, promised by …

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