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Swifts, urban biodiversity and development

The Island hosted a swift and urban biodiversity expert in July, supported by the Manx Ornithological Society and the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture.

Charles Price

Charles Price's #MyBiosphere

In a series of article in Manx Life magazine, produced by Mannin Media, authors from different walks of Manx life write about what makes the Isle of Man special to them. The July 2018 article is penned by long haul airline pilot Charles Price.

Bright Ideas

Entries invited for UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Awards

Entries are invited for the first UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Awards, with categories for Energy, Economic Sustainability, Environment and Education/public awareness.

Brading Beavers

Scouts fly the flag at Isle of Wight biosphere event

Scouts, Cubs and Beavers in the Isle of Wight will fly the Manx flag at a Biosphere-themed Mardi Gras Carnival on Saturday (30th June).

Plastics Lara used in week one of her June Challenge

Living plastics free

Lara Howe, the Marine Officer for the Manx Wildlife Trust, is attempting a single-use plastics-free June. Here is how she is getting on.

Lost Words

'Lost Word' book gifted to all primary school pupils

A generous gift is reacquainting primary school pupils with 'lost' nature words.

Roseanna Dale

Roseanna Dale's #MyBiosphere

In the latest in a series of articles in Manx Life, Roseanna Dale writes about why the Isle of Man is so special to her.

Rowan Henthorn

Manx marine scientist to study Pacific plastics

Rowan Henthorn, a marine scientist from the Isle of Man, is taking part in the eXXpedition and joining an all-female crew crossing the North Pacific Gyre to study the effect plastics are having on marine life.

Martin Ellerby

Wind orchestra performs world premiere of piece inspired by Island's biosphere

The Isle of Man Wind Orchestra (IoMWO) is celebrating its 20th anniversary in style on the 3rd of July with a gala concert at St Ninian's Church in Douglas. The concert will feature the world premiere of a new composition which is inspired by the Isle of Man.

St John's School and Beach Buddies

School wades in with Beach Buddies clean-up efforts

Children of Years 5 & 6 from St Johns School joined forces with Bill Dale from Beach Buddies on a community litter pick around St John's village and a beach clean at Balleira Beach, Kirk Michael. The children know all about the dangers of plastics in the environment so were keen to take part.