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 Save the Dates: Po Delta Biosphere Reserve, Italy. 18‐23 September 2017

Young adults invited to represent Island at UNESCO Biosphere forum

Young adults are invited to apply to represent the Isle of Man at a major global youth forum discussing sustainability.
The event, being held in Italy from 18th-23rd September, will bring together 18 to 35-year olds from UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) regions.
The Island was admitted to the MAB world network of Biosphere regions last year, in recognition that it is ‘a special place for people and nature’.

Left to right:   Richard Lole Chief Executive Officer in DEFA, Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK,  DEFA Minister Geoffrey Boot and Peter Longworth Environmental Protection Officer

Chief Minister outlines benefits to Island of UNESCO Biosphere status

The Island's status as a UNESCO Biosphere Region greatly enhances its reputation as a special place to live, work and visit.

That is the message from Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK, who today chaired the first meeting of a group that will ensure the Island gains maximum benefit from UNESCO’s recognition.

Isle of Man Post Office

Isle of Man Post Office becomes Partner of UBIOM

Minister Boot commented, "The Post Office really embraced the spirit of our UNESCO recognition by their proactive approach to developing a series of stamps which will not only raise international awareness of our achievement but also serve as a powerful and graphic reminder to the Island community that we live and work in a special place."
It will be a very welcome addition to the existing partner organisations from industry and commerce. charities and Government.
Mr Boot also mentioned, "The presentation of a beautiful framed set of the stamps as a thank you to the secretary of the UNESCO global Man and Biosphere network during his visit to confirm the Islands membership was one of the highlights of his visit and he made it clear that it was a superb example of why they were so excited about what the Island will do to promote the objectives of the Man and Biosphere programme – I am assured the stamps have pride of place on his office wall in Paris."

World Network Membership

World Network Member

We were tremendously honoured to welcome Han Qunli from Paris, UNESCO HQ to formally welcome the Isle of Man into the World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

The Isle of Man is the first entire jurisdiction to receive this prestigious accolade.

Europa Stamp - Think Green

Biosphere Isle of Man - Think Green

Isle of Man Post issue the latest stamp collection celebrating the Isle of Man's UNESCO world biosphere region status

Nearly 60 different special places for people

Royal Manx Show - Special Places

Locals and visitors showed us where they though was special to them, very widespread and close to all of us, which is great to hear and see.

Energy Award Winners

2016 Energy Award Winners

The winners of the 2016 Energy Awards were announced this week with strong entries from a number of private sector companies and the public sector.

Great day for a tour of Isle of Man

UK MaB Cttee explore the Isle of Man

The great weather certainly helped show off the Isle of Man to its best!

UNESCO and UK MaB logo

Island hosts Biosphere gathering

The Island has been chosen to host the biannual meeting of the UK UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Committee this Friday (17th June).

This important event comes just three months after UNESCO admitted the Island to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, recognising it is ‘a special place for people and nature’.

News event re UBIOM status

Global accolade will boost Island’s status

The Isle of Man has earned a major global accolade from UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

The Island has been awarded Biosphere Reserve status by UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere programme.

The Island is the first entire jurisdiction in the world to be awarded this accolade.

Biosphere Reserves are ‘special places for people and nature’. The recognition is awarded to areas that demonstrate a successful balance between the two.

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