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#CloserToNature: Dr Peter Duncan

In our latest #CloserToNature blog, Dr Peter Duncan, our Senior Marine Environment Officer, writes about a lockdown discovery in his old Manx cottage and invites us to follow its progress...


Volunteers invited to help delivery Manx Wildlife Trust strategy

The deadline for applications for Manx Wildlife Trust’s (MWT) volunteer posts for Trustees and Strategic Committee Members is fast approaching at the end of January 2021.

Brent goose

Webinar series launched to mark 50th anniversary of Biospheres

UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man is joining up with the Republic of Ireland's Biospheres to present a free webinar series marking the 50th anniversary of the Man and the Biosphere Programme.

Petrina Kent

Petrina Kent's #MyBiosphere

Well-known Isle of Man artist Petrina Kent is January's guest author in the #MyBiosphere series that features in Business 365 magazine, published by Mannin Media.

UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man

Introduction to January newsletter

Introduction to the January 2021 newsletter of UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man.

Mindfulness in Wild Places

Mindfulness in Wild Places sessions boost wellbeing

The New Economics Foundation defines the five ways to wellbeing as ‘connect, be active, take notice, learn and give’. Since November 2019, Manx Lottery Trust-funded ‘mindfulness in wild places’ sessions, run by Manx Wildlife Trust and mindfulness practitioner Mike Kewley, have provided all five at sessions around the Island. Mike and Adam Denard (Manx Wildlife Trust ecologist and wild wellbeing project officer) reflect on the project so far.

Port Erin

Partner profile: Port Erin Commissioners

This month, for our Partner profile, we learn from clerk Jason Roberts how Port Erin Commissioners is fulfilling its Biosphere Pledge.

A forest walk

Forest bathing good for the body, mind and soul

Being among trees and out in nature is good for the body, mind and soul. Andrene Alejandro, Forest Therapy Practitioner, writes about its benefits.


Call from group to Adopt-a-Place and keep it litter-free

Via its Adopt-a-Place initiative, street-cleaning champions PlasticBusters are inviting the public to look after an area that's local or special to them and keep it litter-free. Their founder, Jaime Amoedo, explains how to get involved.

Disability Networks beach wheelchair

Beach access for adults with limited mobility thanks to sponsorship

Adults with limited mobility can now access Ramsey beach thanks to generous support from an Isle of Man company.

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