The Isle of Man is a special place for people and for nature. We’re proud to have been awarded UNESCO status as a world biosphere region – the first entire country to gain this prestigious accolade.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.
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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
Minister Boot commented, "The Post Office really embraced the spirit of our UNESCO recognition by their proactive approach to developing a series of stamps which will not only raise international awareness of our achievement but also serve as a powerful and graphic reminder to the Island community that we live and work in a special place."
It will be a very welcome addition to the existing partner organisations from industry and commerce. charities and Government.
Mr Boot also mentioned, "The presentation of a beautiful framed set of the stamps as a thank you to the secretary of the UNESCO global Man and Biosphere network during his visit to confirm the Islands membership was one of the highlights of his visit and he made it clear that it was a superb example of why they were so excited about what the Island will do to promote the objectives of the Man and Biosphere programme – I am assured the stamps have pride of place on his office wall in Paris."
The Secretary of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere programme will formally inaugurate the Isle of Man into the World Network of Biosphere Reserves.
At an event at the Manx Museum on Tuesday 1 November, Mr Han Qunli will present Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK with a certificate marking the Island’s achievement.
The accolade – which was the result of two years’ work compiling a weighty submission – recognises that the Island is a ‘special place for people and nature’.
The Island is the only entire jurisdiction in the world to hold Biosphere Reserve status.