There are 569 special areas called UNESCO Biosphere's in 120 countries around the world, all special for different reasons.
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.
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.
‘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.’
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.
TT practices,races and all things motorbike make the Isle of Man a very busy place for the next few weeks.
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
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,
Hop-tu-Naa is a Celtic festival celebrated in the Isle of Man on 31 October. Predating Halloween, it is the celebration of the original New Year's Eve (Oie Houney), the original Gaelic-Manx New Year's Eve.
Heritage Open Days returns this autumn for its sixth year, with this year’s events scheduled for Friday 2 – Sunday 4 October and Friday 9 – Sunday 11 October. - See more at: http://ow.ly/SKBV1
There is something for everyone and best of all everything is FREE to explore!
For a small island the Isle of Man excels in the quality and variety of its locally produced food and drink – and what better way to celebrate this than at the Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival?
Held annually in September this year's two day Isle of Man Food & Drink festival will be on Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th September 2015, in the Villa Marina Gardens, offering visitors the chance to sample the very best of local produce and experience live cookery demonstrations.