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Glen Maye

Saturday Stroll with Geoffrey Boot MHK

When time permits, what is your favourite Saturday Stroll? This week, Geoffrey Boot MHK, Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture, and his wife Suzie, share theirs.

Jennifer Houghton

Jennifer Houghton's #MyBiosphere

Jennifer Houghton is July's guest author in the #MyBiosphere series that features in Business 365 magazine, published by Mannin Media.

Dr Peter Duncan with a Bay-ny-Carrickey lobster

#MarineMondays: Baie-ny-Carrickey

Explore the Isle of Man Biosphere's 10 Marine Nature Reserves on #MarineMondays. This week, Dr Peter Duncan, Senior Marine Environment Officer for the Isle of Man Government, takes us to a reserve with a 300 million year history.

Education trailer

Education trailer shortlisted for waste award

An education trailer operated by the Western Civic Amenity Site has been shortlisted for a national waste award.

Beach Buddies

Value of UNESCO status highlighted in report

The environmental, cultural and financial value of UNESCO designations is highlighted in a report published today.

Katie Garrett

Student Katie makes marine plastics documentary

Katie Garrett, of Onchan, has made a powerful documentary about marine plastic pollution for her final-year project at Leeds Beckett University. Watch her video interview.

The Mill Pond at Milntown

New features at Biosphere Partner Milntown

The historic house and gardens at Biosphere Partner Milntown may have been closed because of Covid-19 but, behind the scenes, there has been plenty of activity. Adam Quayle, garden and facilities manager, tells us the changes we'll see.

Hoop by Frauke Watson

Frauke creates art from foraged materials

Fervent upcycler Frauke Watson forages for other people’s waste and turns it into unique and quirky works of art. She tells us about how she has converted her hobby it into a career.

Woodland being created

Biosphere Partner school's new woodland project

A new woodland is being created at Foxdale Primary School, giving children an addition place to learn about nature and wildlife. Teacher Chris Kirk tells us about it.

MWT and Manx NFU Partnership

Developing partnerships for conservation

Manx Wildlife Trust (MWT) is keen to work more closely with a range of organisations and groups across the Isle of Man to champion conservation and look at ways in which wildlife and the environment can be enhanced. This month, MWT signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two key organisations: the Manx National Farmers’ Union (Manx NFU) and Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch (MWDW). The charity explains:

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