Welcome to GIN - the primary information source about islands worldwide
With support from

News Headlines

How Chilean fishermen adapted to protect marine life
LONDON, UK, 19 September 2017 (BBC) - Chile created one of the world's largest marine protection areas earlier this month off the coast of Easter Island after the indigenous Rapa Nui population voted in favour of the scheme.

Dominica's prime minister charts Hurricane Maria on social media
LONDON, UK, 19 September 2017 (Guardian) - The prime minister of Dominica has used Facebook to describe in harrowing detail – and in real time – his own rescue from the destruction of Hurricane Maria.

Giant sea snail plan to rescue Barrier Reef
SYDNEY, Australia, 18 September 2017 (AFP) - A giant starfish-eating snail could be unleashed to help save the Great Barrier Reef, officials said Monday, with a trial underway to breed thousands of the rare species.

Oil palm firms advance into Leuser rainforest
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 18 September 2017 (Mongabay) - Oil palm plantation companies are still eating away at the Leuser Ecosystem, one of Indonesia’s last best rainforests, despite a provincial ban on forest clearance to make way for the lucrative estates.

Cyprus selling EU citizenship to super rich of Russia and Ukraine
LONDON, UK, 17 September 2017 (Guardian) - The government of Cyprus has raised more than €4bn since 2013 by providing citizenship to the super rich, granting them the right to live and work throughout Europe in exchange for cash investment.

Irma leaves UK's Caribbean tax havens relying on volunteers
LONDON, UK, 16 September 2017 (Guardian) - Heavy rainfall, mosquito infestations and flooding are bringing fresh misery to beleaguered survivors of Hurricane Irma, a week on from the storm which brought devastation to the Caribbean last week.

Refugee surge on Greek islands
BONN, Germany, 16 September 2017 (DW) - Aid groups are once again struggling to accommodate a rising number of people arriving on the Greek islands to request asylum.

The Florida Keys are the canaries in the climate-change coalmine
LONDON, UK, 15 September 2017 (Guardian) - The Florida Keys are still closed until further notice. On the far side of the blockade that inhabitants of the lower Keys negotiate to return to their homes, the US One highway, a tarmac spine over the limestone vertebrae of the islands, makes its way 127 miles down to Key West, battered and torn.

UHI ARCHAEOLOGY INSTITUTE
Our Islands, Our Past conference 14-17 Sept, 2017, Orkney, Scotland

ISLAND ARKS
Island Arks Symposium V 23-27 Oct, 2017, Nadi, Fiji

UNIDCOM/IADE
Senses & Sensibility conference 24-25 Oct, 2017, Funchal, Madeira

GREENING THE ISLANDS
4th International Conference 3-4 November, 2017, Favignana, Italy

ISLAND DYNAMICS
Island Cities & Urban Archipelagos conference 8-12 Nov, 2017, Funchal, Madeira

RETI
7th Symposium & School 17-21 Nov, 2017, Univ of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan

UPEI
1st International Conference on Small Island States & Subnational Island jurisdictions 11-14 March, 2018, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten/St Martin

PRATT INSTITUTE
Archipelagos and Aquapelagos conference 30 March-1 April, 2018, New York, US

FEC
7th International Conference on Environmental Future - Humans and Island environments 16-20 April, 2018, Hawaii

ISISA
Islands of the World XVI conference 10-14 June, 2018, Leeuwarden - Terschelling, The Netherlands

SICRI
14th conference on New Directions in Island Studies 16-18 June, 2018, Tatihou Island, France

SCB OCEANIA
5th Congress Conservation in a Changing World 2-6 July, 2018, Wellington, New Zealand

ISLAND INFORMATION & MAPS
ARKive, Island Directory, Islands of the World, Island Information, Worldmapper