Sign your premises up to Refill Isle of Man, offer free cold tap water refills to people who are on the move and help reduce plastic use and pollution in the Isle of Man.Click here to Register
The Isle of Man is a special place for people and for nature. We’re proud to have been awarded UNESCO status as a UNESCO world biosphere region – the first entire Island Nation to gain this prestigious accolade by the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere programme.find out more
Entries for our 2019 UNESCO Biosphere awards have now closed. Judging takes place on 27th September and the awards ceremony will be held on 28th October.Find out more
We have created a Poetry Map of our Biosphere, with Culture Vannin and The Manx Bard, for everyone to explore. Entries have now closed and judging takes place in August 2019.FIND OUT MORE
In a nutshell, UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man is all about keeping the Isle of Man a special place to live, work and visit.
The short answer is because this exciting project gives us lots of opportunities to make our Island even more special – and tell the world about it.
Biosphere Isle of Man won’t stop anyone doing anything – it’s about celebrating our amazing landscapes, heritage and unique way of life.
To get the 10-minute low-down on UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man, click here, put your feet up and feast your eyes on this inspiring little film.
The Isle of Man combines stunning landscapes, an exceptional quality of life, a rich heritage and culture, and a strong sense of community.
‘Biosphere’ is the scientific name for the living surface of our planet, encompassing the land, the sea and the air we breathe.find out more
The Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival takes place next week - and there will be a Biosphere hub and a focus on waste reduction and recycling. Lucy Verdon, of DEFA's food team, writes:See what’s new