Brendon Grimshaw bought Moyenne Island in 1964. Ten years later, he quit his job and moved there -and has managed to keep the island a thriving, healthy piece of land bursting with wildlife, flora and fauna.
Grimshaw’s persistence and refusal to succumb to requests (he was apparently offered $45 million to sell the island so it could be turned into a luxury vacation spot) has turned him into an icon of conservation and, well, a proponent of EArth’s natural beauty in the face of intense commercialism.
Now 86, Grimshaw wants to make sure that Moyenne Island remains a conservatory after he passes on – and there’s even a documentary film chronicling his life, quest and legacy available if you’re so inclined.
Hats off to you, Brendan – hopefully your vision is made reality and Moyenne Island remains beautiful after you’re gone.