The Isle of Man is the only entire country to boast UNESCO Biosphere status, reflecting it is a special place for people and nature. In our regular feature, authors from different walks of Manx life offer a personal perspective on #MyBiosphere. This month, Annie Kissack writes:
Meet the Balsam Bashers. Roger Bankes-Jones writes about the work of community group Friends of the Neb, which is working to eradicate damaging plants from a river basin.
Manxman Simon Maddrell was this month shortlisted for a UN award for his work providing clean water to a million people. Find out more.
Professor Peter Bridgewater delivers the inaugural UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Lecture, sponsored by Zurich International.
In the morning, (10.30am) children will make bird feeders and use up waste plastic in creative ways for wildlife. In the afternoon (1.30pm), adults will learn to ditch plastic by making beeswax wraps, microplastic-free cosmetics and air fresheners.
What does it mean to be a small Island Biosphere Reserve in the context of climate change, environmental degradation and a world in flux?