A sunken ship with chemicals caused severe water pollution in Sri Lanka

As if there are not enough threats to the environment around, a new type of it recently occurred. On May 20, a cargo ship from (The Singapore-registered X-Press Pearl) was set on fire, due to a nitric acid leak. It was burning for almost two weeks causing serious environmental disaster!…

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Fiji’s coral reef recover after five years of deadly cyclone

According to The Guardian we have good news. Five years after the disastrous cyclone Winston (which heavily damaged and destroyed reefs and land, caused strong winds up to 300km/h), the reefs are alive again, with plenty of fish within them. Wildlife Conservation Society recently led an expedition to observe the progress…

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Principality of Islandia Micronation/Let’s Buy an Island project

Many people dream to start their own countries. Many dream to buy an island and escape there. But the combination of those two, buying an island (tropical) and start your own ,,country" is tempting! And yes, it actually happened! In the past there were many attempts to start their own…

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Motu Matatahi Association

Club Fortuna https://www.clubfortuna.net which consisting of members (until recently) Julia Rublow, Xenia Lesniewski, Sarah Sternat, Kurdwin Ayub and Nana Mandl, a few years ago (more precisely back in 2016) came to idea to collectively purchase the island in order to send message to the world. Those awesome girls and artists…

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Coral and Giant Clam restoration (by Vatuvara Foundation)

Vatuvara Foundation (in center in Kaibu Island where their resort is https://tropicalislands.net/yacata-and-kaibu-islands/ ) started last year coral observation and restoration project in Yacata and Kaibu Islands. They are dedicated to ocean and environmental protection in their and surrounding islands.  This restoration project came from the urgent need as climate change…

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Poisoner – Immoral man whose owned Dunk Island for years

POISONER - Peter Bond, a rich man whose firm Linc Energy was worth over a billion, and he weighed about half a billion. His company collapsed after it was determined that it was causing a dangerous problem and polluting the environment. The Australian Minister for the Environment described it literally…

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Great Keppel Island issues

(About Great Keppel Island here https://tropicalislands.net/great-keppel-island/ ) As one of the most famous islands in Queensland, Great Keppel Island is not without issues as well. Here we have an example of potential risk and treat for the environment, and this is just one of many examples, not just in Australia…

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Ecosystem healing

Of course, there is also good news if one tries hard, that some places have been saved, and not only that, but they have made a significant contribution to the science of how to learn from their examples and what is achieved by their healing and how quickly. An example…

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Direct examples of main ecological problems

Plastic trash on beaches. The worst is on Henderson Island (in Pitcern Islands, South Pacific) where sea currents eject plastic at the coast. In 2017, scientists wrote in the report that there were an estimated 38 million plastic garbage on the island and weighing about 18 tons. They say that…

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Ecological problems in islands and atolls

Unfortunately, even the remote isolated tropics are not without problems. People used to massively cut down jungles, vegetation, polluting the islands. Especially when the colonialists came, the problems increased. The colonialists brought rats with their ships. To the rats, the tropical climate suited them, so they quickly swarmed, destroying domestic…

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