In our unique industry, one of the most pressing concerns is striking a balance between the needs of humans, and those of the natural environment. Isolation, fragile eco-systems and locations in susceptible areas means that islands may be more sensitive to environmental damage than other types of real estate, and may require greater care while being developed and used. Private Islands Inc. takes an active role in encouraging sustainable development, and bringing attention to the ecological issues affecting island regions.
Our company is a proud associate of Seacology, the world's premier island preservation non-profit organization. Established with the mandate of protecting the health of global island ecosystems, this fantastic NGO applies a "win-win" ethos in their efforts to create protected land and sea zones. Working closely with local populations, Seacology offers valuable infrastructure such as medical centres and school buildings in exchange for the designation of protected wildlife areas. This practice ensures that those most affected by the designation of territory as off-limits to use will also have the most to gain. The efforts of Seacology have had a strong positive impact on island ecologies found in every continent, and have assisted many local communities in improving the lives of residents.
Dedicated to raising awareness of emerging eco-friendly technologies, our Private Island Living section is an extensive resource for sustainable island development and enjoyment. Island enthusiasts are first and foremost nature lovers, and have long been early adopters of "green" technology. From the latest in solar or wind power to low-impact modular dwellings, island living and environmental consciousness go hand in hand. We encourage any of our clients and visitors to submit eco-friendly ideas or products to Private Island Living, and to contribute to the on-going discussions about island living, development and climate change in our forums.
For island owners who wish to donate or bequeath their property to a preservation group, or are looking for ideas on marketing their island to environmentally conscious individuals or companies, please contact us for details. Private Islands Inc. also has a strong interest in developing new projects relating to island stewardship, and is actively seeking new possibilities for promoting eco-friendly philosophies. If you would like to contribute ideas or discuss a possible partnership with our company, please contact us to discuss.