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Elder reawakening

#CloserToNature with Falk Horning

Our #CloserToNature series of blogs aims to keep us connected with nature this spring and summer while staying at home. Falk Horning, Chair of the Isle of Man Woodland Trust, writes about the rewards he gets from planting and studying trees.

Farming scene

When crisis inspires opportunity

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis, which has witnessed the disruption of global food chains, highlights the importance of local production now more than ever. Solutions discovered here on the Isle of Man during COVID-19 could have lasting benefits for our own food security, economy and the health of our people.

Project Scrubs

Biosphere stakeholder leads community project to assist NHS

'Although this pandemic has been terrible in many ways, it has also brought people together as a community, which is something that we should recognise.' Billee Saade, fashion lecturer at University College Isle of Man, talks about her pride in Project Scrubs.


Bringing the Zoo to You

The warm spring weather would normally have led to an influx of visitors to the Curraghs Wildlife Park. During closure, park staff teamed up with ex-BBC journalist Mark Edwards from the Cabinet Office Communications Team to show animals' and keepers' activity.

Elementisle jewellery

Jewellery inspired by the nature of our Biosphere

Jewellery maker Claire Pearse's Element.isle collections feature natural objects found on the Isle of Man's beaches and in glens - and even cast in water from local streams. She explains what inspires her work.

Global Goals

Home learning ideas linked to UN Sustainable Development Goals

Home learning ideas prepared by UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man that link to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Community assistance

Message from our Chairman

A message from Hon Howard Quayle MHK, Chief Minister of the Isle of Man and Chairman of UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man.

Zurich International loans e-bicycles to Isle of Man Constabulary

Biosphere partner loans e-bicycles to Isle of Man Constabulary

With its staff working at home, Biosphere Partner Zurich International has loaned its fleet of 10 e-bicycles to another Partner, the Isle of Man Constabulary, to aid officers to get around.

Event posponed

UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man events update

An update on UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man events affected by Covid-19.

UK Government officials inspect Dr Ken Milne's air source heating

Air source heating good for planet and pocket

Dr Ken Milne, Director of Energy Policy for the Isle of Man Government, has installed an air source heating pump at his home, benefiting the planet and his pocket. He tells us about it.

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