Tag Archives: Isle of Portland

Sculpture could help Jonathan live on for centuries

A life-sized bronze sculpture of Jonathan the tortoise has been proposed to commemorate the life of St Helena’s oldest resident. But there is another possibility: a stone carving. Lonesome George, the last of the world’s giant Pinto Island tortoises, who died earlier … Continue reading

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St Helena Olive turns to stone in island’s extinction project

The lost St Helena olive looks set to be recreated in stone, as part of a project to record the world’s extinct species. The Memo Project is being established on the Isle of Portland in Dorset, where the RMS St Helena … Continue reading

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