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.
Phase one of a project to celebrate Laxey, past, present and future, opens this weekend. Visit Laxey Valley’s Welcome Centre is the start point for a heritage trail that will tell visitors the story of the village’s rich industrial heritage.
The Woodland Trust this this month highlighted the benefits to health of being out of doors, leading to an article in The Guardian on 'forest bathing'. Ramsey resident Helen McKenna describes how connecting with nature aids her wellbeing.
Entries are invited for the second UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Awards, with categories for Energy, Economic Sustainability, Environment and Education/public awareness.
Kevin Wells, Chairman, explains the work of the Manx Bat Group and calls on people to get involved in a new citizen science project that will aid understanding of the important mammal.
What is under and around our sea and why is it important that we look after it?
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, Russell Collister writes:
May 20th was World Bee Day. Johnny Kipps, of the Isle of Man Beekeepers' Federation, tells how local beekeepers are sharing their skills and expertise, locally and globally.