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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:

Drinking Dragon

#MarineMondays: Calf and Wart Bank

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 an area with plentiful sea and bird life, four lighthouses - and even a dragon.

The Flower Studio

Lockdown garden project grows

Heidi Baker, owner of Biosphere Partner The Flower Studio, spent time during lockdown creating her own local cuttings garden. She explains more.

Captain Stuart McKenzie

Captain Stuart McKenzie's #MyBiosphere

Captain Stuart McKenzie is June's guest author in the #MyBiosphere series that features in Business 365 magazine, published by Mannin Media.

Seastars

#MarineMondays: Port Erin Bay

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 the Island's oldest marine protected area, Port Erin Bay.

Niarbyl Bay looking south by Dr Peter Duncan

#MarineMondays: Niarbyl Bay

Starting today (World Oceans Day) we launch #MarineMondays. Each week, Dr Peter Duncan, Senior Marine Environment Officer for the Isle of Man Government, will take us on an underwater tour of one of the Island's 10 Marine Nature Reserves. This week, Niarbyl Bay, home to the world's longest living animal.

Nikole Cervantes

Nikole back in business with her Biosphere masters degree project

UCM masters degree student Nikole Cervantes is conducting a study of the benefits to business of being involved in UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man and vice versa. Halted at the start of the Covid-19 crisis, Nikole explains how technology, and the buy-in of Biosphere Partners, means her project is back up and running.

Stand-up paddleboarding

#CloserToNature with Michelle Stewardson

Our #CloserToNature series of blogs keeps us connected with nature this spring and summer while we stay at home. Michelle Stewardson, of Biosphere Partner Saltworks SUP, writes about the unique perspective on the Isle of Man that paddle boarding offers.

Ox-eye daisy flowering in profusion where deeper ploughing has brought up long-buried seed

#CloserToNature with Philippa Tomlinson

Our #CloserToNature series of blogs keeps us connected with nature this spring and summer while we stay at home. Ecologist Dr Philippa Tomlinson considers the history of the plant species in her garden - and roots out the natives from the alien invaders.

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