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Ed Radcliffe of Manx TurnEd

Partner profile: Manx TurnEd

'The timeless character of wood is always evident – it tells its own story through its colour, texture, growth rings and, sometimes, spalt.' In this month's Biosphere partner profile, Ed and Cathy Radcliffe, of Manx TurnEd, describe how they use traditional skills to lovingly craft pieces of wood into unique works of art.

Breeshey Kermode

Breeshey joins Biosphere

We welcome Breeshey Kermode, who has joined UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man as Project Assistant.

West Coast MNR

#MarineMondays: West Coast part two

Explore the Isle of Man's 10 Marine Nature Reserves (MNRs) on #MarineMondays. In the penultimate article of the series, and the second on West Coast MNR, Dr Peter Duncan, Senior Marine Environment Officer, writes about dragons, monsters - and the pioneering work of a young marine biologist.

Biosphere wallhangings

Biosphere wall-hangings have new home

Mannin Quilters’ UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man wall-hangings have a new home.

West Coast Marine Nature Reserve

#MarineMondays: West Coast part one

Explore the Isle of Man's 10 Marine Nature Reserves (MNRs) on #MarineMondays. As we continue our anticlockwise journey around the island, this week we’re not moving very far into the West Coast MNR, partly because there’s so much going on around the Point of Ayre, particularly in relation to its seabirds. Dr Peter Duncan, Senior Marine Environment Officer, writes.

Research Festival

Second Festival of Research tackles topic of sustainability

University College Isle of Man's second Festival of Research will have the theme of sustainability. Higher Education Manager Gail Corrin, the event's organiser, writes.

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Facebook group connects Biosphere business partners

A facebook group launched this week will enable UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man's business partners to exchange ideas and support each other on their journey to becoming sustainable.

Highland cow, by Louise Samson

Cows contribute to conservation efforts

The characterful Highland cows at Langness attract much interest and are much photographed. But they have a serious job to do. Ecosystem Officer with DEFA Sophie Costain tells us how they are contributing to conservation.

Pete Kermeen by Sue Moon

Peat-free compost from Pete's pigs

Starsky, Posh and Baby Spice, Raina, Rhino, Rosie, Tilly, Isabel, Rambo and Black Magic are doing their bit for the planet by producing organic compost that is going down well with gardeners Island-wide.

Island Utopias poster

Island Utopias project unveiled

Culture Vannin's UNESCO Biosphere intern Sarah Mercer has run a project called Island Utopias, seeking views from across the community on what the Isle of Man could look like in the future, post Covid-19, and commissioning artists to interpret this. The work is unveiled at an event this month. Sarah updates us and invites us along.

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