Oceans & Islands – New E-Magazine Launched Today

Hamburg, 12 June 2014 – The first issue of Oceans & Islands has officially gone live. Forming part of the celebrations for the International Year of Small Island Developing States and last week’s World Oceans Day, Oceans & Islands is now available to download for free via the magazine’s official website.

2ef1ea45-bac5-4393-9e5e-f6396cfdb9e3Combining insights into exemplary marine management with news and stories from the world of private islands, Oceans & Islands appeals to green-thinkers and latter-day Robinson Crusoes alike by placing the most important issues of island life within a broader context of responsible marine management.

The e-magazine forms the first collaboration between the World Future Council, a charitable foundation that works to pass on a healthy planet to future generations, and Vladi Private Islands, the world’s leading private island consultancy.

Dr. Farhad Vladi, Founder and CEO of Vladi Private Islands: “An environmentally-aware approach to island management is vital in maintaining the diversity of the world’s waters: a polluted ocean affects islands as much as polluted islands affect the ocean. Island owners therefore have a duty not just to protect their own precious asset, but also the most precious asset of all mankind: Planet Ocean.”

Jakob von Uexkull, Founder of the World Future Council: “Healthy oceans are the basis of our existence – without them the earth would be a dramatically different place. The World Future Council’s contributions to Oceans & Islands aim to make island lovers understand and appreciate the scope and importance of the policies and practices that help protect the richness and health of the oceans.”

Media Contacts

World Future Council
Anne Reis
Phone: +49 40 30 70 914-16
anne.reis@worldfuturecouncil.org

Emma Sharples
Phone: +49 40 33 8989
editorial@oceansandislands.org

About the Publishers:

The World Future Council (founded in 2007 by Jakob von Uexkull) is committed to identifying and spreading effective, future-just policy solutions. It operates as an independent foundation under German law and finances its activities from donations.

Vladi Private Islands GmbH the world record holder in private island sales. During the sale of over 2,500 islands, the company has advised both international governmental bodies and conservation groups about responsible island stewardship.