Webinar series launched to mark 50th anniversary of Biospheres

UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man is joining up with the Republic of Ireland's Biospheres to present a free webinar series marking the 50th anniversary of the Man and the Biosphere Programme.

UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man is joining up with the Republic of Ireland’s Biospheres to present a free webinar series marking the 50th anniversary of the Man and the Biosphere Programme.

Dublin Bay Biosphere will deliver the first webinar, on 28th January, about the Biosphere’s birdlife.

The webinar will be delivered with BirdWatch Ireland, the largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland. Established in 1968, it has more than 15,000 members and supporters and a network of more than 30 branches.

The lunchtime webinar is open to anyone to attend, although you must register via this link

Dublin Bay's celebrated Brent Goose

Kerry Biosphere, in the beautiful south west of Ireland, is the other participant in the webinar series.

Jo Overty, UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Project Officer, said: ‘One of the joys of belonging to the family of Biospheres is that we can collaborate with each to achieve the Biosphere programme’s aims of conservation, education and sustainable development.

‘Although Biospheres are all unique, we also have much in common, and it will be fascinating to share stories and solutions to challenges we all face.

‘At a time when we cannot travel, we also look forward to visiting Dublin and Kerry virtually and finding out more about their Biospheres and to welcoming residents of those Biospheres to the Isle of Man.’

First webinar

For further information on the webinars, keep an eye on our website and social media channels or email biosphere@gov.im

GET INVOLVED

If you love the Isle of Man and want to help keep it special, there are a variety of ways to get involved in UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man projects. Here are a few suggestions.

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