Islands

Buzzwords Island = A piece of land surrounded by water. Islands Crete Cuba Fiji Iceland Seychelles Puerto Rico Tombolo Fraser Island (K’Gari) Mauritius New Zealand = Aotearoa Rottnest Island = Wadjemup Features Virtual Island Summit 2019 Island Resources Foundation Planeta.com Ocean Changing Climate

Rapa Nui = Easter Island

Photo: MMAChile Spotlight on Chile’s Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Recommended Listening http://www.radiolab.org/story/what-happened-easter-island-new-even-scarier-scenario The Centro de Recepción de Visitantes de la Aldea Ceremonial de Orongo, is a new visitor center located at the entrance to the Orongo Ceremonial Village, one of the most significant archaeological sites in Rapa Nui National Park and the most visited place …

Jamaica

Photo: Nigel Durrant, Devon House Jamaica is located in the Caribbean Sea, about 145 kilometers (90 miles) south of Cuba, and 190 kilometers (120 miles) west of Hispaniola, the island harboring the nation-states Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Photos Features Earthstrong 2019 Earthstrong Planeta.com Jamaica Links Caribbean Reggae Islands

Island Resources Foundation

Photo Elsewhere on the Web Island Resources Foundation (IRF) – http://www.irf.org – was established in 1972 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands as a Caribbean-based, small-island-focused, and environment-themed non-governmental organization that would focus on a single central premise: Islands are special places, their environments are unique and vulnerable, and the Foundation’s mission would be to …

Sumatra

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Sumatran Tiger Sumatra, a large Indonesian island west of Java and south of the Malay Peninsula, is known for its coffee, wildlife, and smoldering volcanoes. Wikipedia Sumatra Planeta.com Indonesia Islands Coffee Tigers

O’ahu

Photo: Jimmy Emerson, Aloha Stadium O‘ahu, known as “The Gathering Place”, is the third-largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Headlines Photos in Oahu show the ‘real Hawaii’ beyond the tourist spots – CNN Hanauma Bay Hanauma Bay is both a Nature Preserve and a Marine Life Conservation District on the Island of Oahu. Hanauma_Bay https://hanaumabaystatepark.com https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60982-d261241-Reviews-Hanauma_Bay_Nature_Preserve-Honolulu_Oahu_Hawaii.html …

Cape Verde

Photo: Rock pools Cape Verde is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. Located 570 kilometers (350 miles) west of the Cape Verde Peninsula in West Africa, the islands cover a combined area of slightly over 4,000 square kilometers (1,500 square miles). Headlines space-echo-mystery-behind-cosmic-sound-cabo-verde Government http://www.governo.cv Photos …

Bahamas

Photo: Becky McCray, Hybiscus Wikipedia: The Bahamas is a country within the Lucayan Archipelago, in the Caribbean. The archipelagic state consists of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, and is located north of Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, southeast of …

Caribbean

Photo: Michael Aston, Caribbean Sea The Caribbean is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (some surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and some bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean), and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of …