Latest Events

Latest Events

31 October 2017

Hop tu Naa TONIGHT

Hop-tu-naa is the oldest continuously-existing tradition in the Isle of Man. Celebrated on the 31st of October, Hop-tu-naa is the Manx equivalent of Halloween, with some very important differences.
Find out more at

17 September 2017

Unesco MAB Youth Forum - committed to Sustainable Development

MAB YOUTH FORUM 2017- committed to sustainable Development in Po Delta Biosphere Reserve, Italy, on 18‐23 September 2017.

11 August 2017

Royal Manx Ag. Show 2017

The Royal Manx Agricultural Show will be taking place on Fri 11th August and Saturday 12th August at Knockaloe Show Fields
There will be lots of information about what UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man means for the Island in the DEFA tent.
Fingers crossed for good weather.

25 May 2017

ISLEXPO - Isle of Man as a special place for businesses

Last year the Isle of Man was awarded UNESCO Biosphere status. What does this mean for the Island? Can new business sprout from this remarkable achievement? What must we continue to do moving forward?

Simon Reeve will discuss topics such as the value of the great outdoors, conservation, responsible tourism, and more. Simon will share inspirational tales of his travels in an informal interview at the Conference.

27 October 2016

Secretary of UNESCO Man and Biosphere programme visits Island for formal inauguration

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.

06 October 2016

Island gains from attending global Biosphere gathering

‘The gathering allowed Biosphere Reserve managers to share experiences and build capacities for climate change adaption and working towards more sustainable development,’ Mr Longworth said.

‘We discussed climate change impacts on island and coastal regions and good practices; ecotourism and eco-education programmes; regional marketing for Biosphere Reserves and management policy.

‘I updated the gathering on the role the Island has pledged to play in tackling climate challenges via two major strategies that Tynwald approved in July.’

08 August 2016

#Rio 2016 is focus of world's media attention

DYK that most of the ‪#‎OlympicGames‬ are taking place in a ‪#‎BiosphereReserve‬ ? The Mata Atlântica Biosphere Reserve established in 1992, is the pioneer of the Brazilian biosphere reserves. It covers important portions of the Atlantic Forest of 14 states, the State of Minas Gerais and 13 coastal states (from Ceará to Rio Grande do Sul), including the São Paulo City Green Belt.

27 May 2016

Tourist Trophy 2016 - on your marks, get set__GO

TT practices,races and all things motorbike make the Isle of Man a very busy place for the next few weeks.

02 February 2016

Braddan Coronation Park - community garden project

Meeting is Mon 15th Feb, 6:30 at the Commissioners Offices, Union Mills. We've been looking into funding, what things might be needed, and what sort of layout might work - but of course, this is your project so really, we want these sorts of decisions to be made by you! Come along, find out more, and get involved. Meeting is at 6:30 at the Commissioners Offices, Union Mills

24 November 2015

New Community Garden Project - in Braddan

Braddan residents are being invited to participate in an exciting new project:- New Community Garden in Braddan, starting on Wednesday 25 November at 6pm at Braddan Commissioners' Offices,

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