World Network of Island and Coastal BRs

  • The network

    UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man is one of 100 members of this network, launched in 2009 by UNESCO MAB Programme to foster sustainable development in islands and coastal areas and promote climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.

    Click here.


  • Work plan

    The network's work plan for 2023 to 2027 is here.

  • Website

    UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man's page on the World Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves' website is here.

  • Newsletters

    The network produces a bi-annual newsletter featuring updates from member Biospheres from all over the world, including the Isle of Man. For the latest edition, click here. For the archive, click here.

  • More information

    Download this information leaflet to learn more about the network. It features a seal in Isle of Man waters taken by local photographer Craig Whalley.


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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