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  List of islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of islands of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
List of islands of Indonesia, Islands of Indonesia
List of islands of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_islands   (141 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: List of islands in the Caribbean
This is a list of inhabited islands in the Caribbean.
Curaçao and Bonaire are two Caribbean islands Curaçao [pronounced koo-rah-sow] (population 150,000) is an island in the southern part of the Caribbean Sea, the largest and most populous of the Windward Islands of the Netherlands Antilles, a self-governing part of the Kingdom of the...
This is a list of islands in the Atlantic Ocean.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/List-of-islands-in-the-Caribbean   (1268 words)

  
 Geographia: Islands
Scyrus (Skyrus) was an Aegean island northeast of Euboea.
Naxos was one of the larger islands of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea.
Leucas was an island in the Ionian Sea, north of Cephallenia and Ithaca.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/islands.html   (3721 words)

  
 Mediterranean Sea - Biocrawler definition:Mediterranean Sea - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Mediterranean Sea is a part of the Atlantic Ocean almost completely enclosed by land, on the north by Europe, on the south by Africa, and on the east by Asia.
The Mediterranean Sea is connected to the Atlantic Ocean by the Strait of Gibraltar on the west and to the Sea of Marmara and Black Sea, by the Dardanelles and the Bosporus respectively, on the east.
The geology of the Mediterranean is complex, involving the break-up and then collision of the African and Eurasian plates and the Messinian Salinity Crisis.
www.biocrawler.com /biowiki/Mediterranean   (1265 words)

  
 Food Product Design: Cover - February 2003 - The Mediterranean’s Edible Sunshine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The key to the Mediterranean diet’s success may be a complex of factors, and distilling its health-improving potential down to a specific ingredient or dish — as occurred when fat was tagged with a scarlet letter — misses the point.
Mediterranean cooks live by the policy of “less is more” because, as he says: “What you may have less of still has so much value.
The Mediterranean pyramid tackles the serving-size issue by not tackling it, suggesting rough frequencies to include a food in the diet — daily, weekly or monthly, for instance — in lieu of recommending specific quantities or numbers of servings.
www.foodproductdesign.com /archive/2003/0203CS.html   (4734 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Canary Islands dry woodlands and forests (PA1203)
The seas surrounding the islands are cool because of a current flowing north past the islands from cold southern latitudes.
Once the alisios reach the northern parts of the higher Canary Islands, this moisture is trapped by the dense laurisilva and fayal-brezal (heath) vegetation on the mountain slopes.
Low-lying islands with elevations under 750 m receive no rain from the passing alisios so that habitats and climate here are drier and similar to the southern parts of the higher islands.
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/pa/pa1203_full.html   (2948 words)

  
 The European 100 Finest Mountains ranked by primary factor.
Islands are associated with Europe, partly by geography and partly by historical and political relations.
A separate list of 10 "European Atlantic Islands" with the most prominent mountains (down to the cutoff of the main list) that politically (and partly geographically) belongs to Europe, complements this list.
This list contains one island peak in the Arctic, one peak in the Ural and 10 peaks in the Caucasus.
www.ii.uib.no /~petter/mountains/europe_finest.html   (693 words)

  
 Highest lowest biggest smallest tallest deepest oldest youngest Continents Countries Cities Dependencies Deserts ...
Numerous areas of the world (most often islands) are under the economic and military protection of another country.
Numbers shown are the population within the recognized city limits, and do not include people living in the immediate surrounding area outside of the established border of the city.
Numbers shown are the population within the immediate surrounding area of the established border of the city, and also include the city limit population figures.
www.worldatlas.com /geoquiz/thelist.htm   (583 words)

  
 IUCN
In this respect, the islands are extremely vulnerable, as their small size increases the effects of disruptions.
It is therefore essential to implement an action program for the Mediterranean islands to protect their flora, habitats and landscapes within the framework of an overall strategy linking environmental protection, sustainable development, and benefits to local people.
This conservation strategy for island plants and habitats is intended to provide one of the basic components of an overall biodiversity conservation program covering the entire Mediterranean Basin, in order to guarantee sustainable development and to help combat existing or potential threats such as climate change and desertification.
www.iucn.org /themes/ssc/pubs/medislpl.htm   (550 words)

  
 PBS - The Voyage of the Odyssey - Track the Voyage - MEDITERRANEAN SEA
The Mediterranean monk seal is the only seal found in the Mediterranean Sea and is the most endangered pinniped in the world.
This is Genevieve Johnson speaking to you from the Odyssey in the Mediterranean Sea.
The Hawaiian monk seal is restricted to the northwestern Hawaiian Islands and is slowing recovering from the brink of extinction with a population consisting of approximately 1500 animals.
www.pbs.org /odyssey/odyssey/20040707_log_transcript.html   (1294 words)

  
 GIN - Global Islands Network Island Links Directory - the number one source of information on Islands and Island issues
All websites listed here have been individually chosen based on their quality of content and appropriateness to the specific region they represent.
The many islands surrounding the Caribbean are really the peaks of mountains submerged beneath the sea.
To the east are the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.
www.globalislands.net /links/regional/regional.php?mfxsr=4&selectedval=216   (842 words)

  
 Greece Travel:Greek Island Synopsis
Vathy (the capital of the island and the place where Odyssey Apartments is located) brings together the northern part of the island which has the best hiking and the southern part has the best beaches (quiet isolated coves, or bigger beaches).
Many of the islands beautiful beaches used to be quite crowded just as they are in Mykonos and Santorini and the other popular islands, but a drop in the number of package tourists mean there are bargains to be found.
Samos was the island that was on fire for a week during the summer of 2000.
greektravel.com /greekislands   (7723 words)

  
 Mediterranean Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
A smaller sized island in Croatia between the island of Pašman and National park of Kornati, this island occupies an area of 36,000 m^2, or around 9 acres.
There are many scrubs and olive trees on the island, and it has a stone shore.
This private island in Greece is very near to the coast, allowing for fairly easy accessiblity once you get all the way to Greece.
www.angelfire.com /ca5/islands/med.html   (224 words)

  
 GIN - Global Islands Network Island Links Directory - the number one source of information on Islands and Island issues
The Mediterranean Sea is almost landlocked, being joined with the open Atlantic Ocean only by the narrow Strait of Gibraltar.
The north side of the Mediterranean is broken up by the Adriatic and Aegean seas as well as by the peninsulas of Italy and Greece.
Most of the islands are in the northern part of the sea.
globalislands.net /links/regional/regional.php?mfxsr=4&selectedval=216   (866 words)

  
 PakDef Forums - Israel plans artificial islands
According to media reports, the three square-kilometre (half a square mile) islands would be built opposite the major coastal cities of Tel Aviv, Haifa, Herzliya and Netanya.
The islands are expected to cost about $1bn each to build and would be privately financed.
But environmentalist groups have called for the plans to be scrapped, saying the islands would erode Israel's beaches and cliffs, while an offshore airport would create unacceptable levels of noise pollution.
www.pakdef.info /forum/showthread.php?t=2936   (435 words)

  
 National Marine Park of Alonissos - Mediterrannean monk seal monachus-monachus
The seal Monachus Monachus or Mediterranean monk seal is a marine mammal which belongs to the seal family.
It is represented on ancient Greek coins and passages in Homer describe it basking in the sun on sandy beaches.
Today the largest population of seals in the Mediterranean is found in Greece, spread out over the whole of the Aegean and Ionian Seas, while it is significant that the species has essentially disappeared from the industrialised Western Mediterranean.
www.alonissos.com /monk_en.htm   (654 words)

  
 Islands.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Escape to the Fort Myers/Sanibel Island area, located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida, where white-sand beaches stretch as far as you can see and the shore is lined with exotic seashells.
The Lee Island Coast is your opportunity to experience Florida the way it used to be - with unspoiled natural beauty.
Escape to a tropical island paradise on Captiva Island, Florida, and enjoy sunny Gulf beaches, championship golf, tennis, children’s activities, nature cruises, and fine dining.
www.islands.com /newsletter/mayflorida.asp   (718 words)

  
 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Chelonia mydas
Domantay, J.S. The turtle fisheries of the turtle islands.
Hornell, J. The Turtle Fisheries of the Seychelles Islands.
Mortimer, J.A. and Carr, A. Reproduction and migration of the Ascension Island green turtle (Chelonia mydas).
www.redlist.org /search/details.php?species=4615   (5561 words)

  
 UNESCO World Heritage Centre - World Heritage List
Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint John "the Theologian" and the Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Pátmos (1999)
The "Chateau and Estate of Chambord", which was previously inscribed on the World Heritage List, is part of the Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes.
The Committee decided to extend the existing cultural property, the Temple of Ggantija, to include the five prehistoric temples situated on the islands of Malta and Gozo and to rename the property as "The Megalithic Temples of Malta".
whc.unesco.org /pg.cfm?cid=31   (2428 words)

  
 Effects and Impact of Toursim on the Mediterranean Islands Environment: The Balearic Case
To be aware of positive and negative effects of the relationship between tourism and natural environment in the Mediterranean islands, specially in the Balearic islands.
The Balearic Islands are relative, occupied islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Eivissa and Formentera) and some other small islands, placed in the east of the Mediterranean Sea, nearby the Iberian Peninsula.
The best-known small islands are Cabrera and Dragonera on the Mallorca coast, Es Vedrà, Conillera and Tagomago on the Eivissa Coast and En Colom on the Menorca coast.
www.eduvinet.de /eduvinet/es002.htm   (4339 words)

  
 Vatulele Island Resort: Vatulele Fiji Luxury Resort and Vatulele Fiji Honeymoons
The spacious identical villas, which are a stylish combination of Fijian and Mediterranean architecture with thatched roofs are comprised of sitting room, bedroom with king-sized bed, large bathroom and spacious shaded terrace.
Vatulele is the only five star island resort in Fiji with a PADI dive facility and resident instructors.
The island is surrounded by deep water with large 'drop-offs', offering twenty-two dive sites within fifteen minutes' travel.
www.fiji-islands.com /vatulele.html   (923 words)

  
 List of islands in the Mediterranean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of islands in the Mediterranean
Northern Cyprus Gokce ada Bozca ada Islands surrounding the City Of Istanbul
This page was last modified 14:09, 12 November 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_islands_in_the_Mediterranean   (58 words)

  
 MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE VACATION - TRIPQUEST - MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE, CRUISE LUXURY, DISCOUNT CRUISES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Mediterranean cruises; see the Mediterranean as it's meant to be seen.
Ancient sea routes still cast their magic spell in the storied cities and fabled islands of the Mediterranean.
Mediterranean cruises offer different cultures, languages, art and history, all as you travel in the comfort and luxury of a beautiful cruise ship.
www.trip-quest.com /specialtycruises/destinations/mediterranean_cruise_vacations.asp   (396 words)

  
 Islands and Sustainable Tourism - UNEP Tourism
The Hainan Conference was organized by WTO and UNEP, with the support of UNESCO, the China National Tourism Administration and the Hainan Provincial government.
The conference, like a previous one held in Capri, Italy, for Mediterranean Islands in May 2000, was a regional follow up to the 1998 WTO/UNEP Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Small Island Developing States and Other Islands in Lanzarote.
The China conference examined the various aspects that need to be considered by governments and the private sector if they wish tourism to contribute to the overall economic, social and environmental sustainability of their territories.
www.uneptie.org /pc/tourism/sensitive/islands.htm   (302 words)

  
 Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands) - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Studied since at least the 18th century, the islands have provided the science of vulcanology with examples of two types of eruption (Vulcanian and Strombolian) and thus have featured prominently in the education of geologists for more than 200 years.
Criterion (i): The islands' volcanic landforms represent classic features in the continuing study of volcanology world-wide.
With their scientific study from at least the 18th Century, the islands have provided two of the types of eruptions (Vulcanian and Strombolian) to vulcanology and geology textbooks and so have featured prominently in the education of all geoscientists for over 200 years.
whc.unesco.org /pg.cfm?cid=31&id_site=908   (202 words)

  
 Zegrahm Expeditions - Your Adventure Travel Experts
From small-ship expedition cruises through the polar regions of the Arctic and Antarctica to tropical adventures in the South Pacific, Zegrahm offers the ultimate expedition travel experience.
Brunei to Bali: Borneo, Sulawesi, and the Islands of the Flores Sea
Other emperor penguin voyages are being planned now; please contact us to be placed on a priority interest list.
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 NP Kornati - The Official Web-site
Beauty and singularity of the archipelago moved authorities in 1980 to proclaim a bigger part of that area national park.
There are 89 islands, islets and reefs within the area of Kornati National Park (238 km of the coastline), what makes it the most indented group of islands in the Mediterranean.
Besides, the Kornati submarine area, whose biocenosis are considered to be the richest in the Adriatic Sea, and also the magnificent geomorphology of the sea bed attracts divers from all over Europe to come and enjoy in unforgettable submarine adventures.
www.kornati.hr   (240 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Mediterranean Cat: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The reissue of The Mediterranean Cat, as well as Cats in the Sun and Asleep in the Sun, makes for three beautiful photography books, exquisitely portraying the cats of the Greek Islands as they patrol this sun-drenched landscape.
However, when I first became aware of his books about cats and dogs, I was thoroughly dismayed by his choice of subject matter and the way he has chosen to portray the lives of these creatures as idyllic and carefree.
I found this same story on all the islands I visited, including Mykonos, and I was so appalled that I shortened by stay and left Greece altogether.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0811820963?v=glance   (1474 words)

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