Latest news from UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man.

Latest News

By Ian Andrews

Year of the Fly

Much maligned but important for ecosystems. In this Year of the Fly, local dipterist Steve Crellin writes about some of the species emerging now.

Janet Lees

Life through the lens of local photographer and poet Janet Lees

Ahead of the publication of her first book in May 2019, we speak with acclaimed local artist, writer and workshop facilitator Janet Lees.

Centre for WWI Internment

The Centre for World War One Internment opens

After six years' work, the Centre for World War One Internment (Knockaloe Visitor Centre) and Internee Database, collating and detailing information on the experience of enemy aliens interned in the British Isles, is set to open. Alison Jones, a Trustee of the charity behind the project, tells the story so far.

Jo Pretty

Jo Pretty's #MyBiosphere

The Isle of Man is the only entire country to boast UNESCO Biosphere status, reflecting it is a special place for people and nature. In our regular feature, authors from different walks of Manx life offer a personal perspective on #MyBiosphere. This month, Jo Pretty writes.


Isle of Man plays significant role at international Biosphere conference

The Isle of Man played a significant role in a UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) EuroMAB conference in Dublin last week.

Beach Buddies

Beach Buddies represents our Biosphere at Science Museum event

Our Biosphere was honoured to participate in a UNESCO UK-curated event at the Science Museum in London yesterday (27th March).

Bradda Head

Packed programme for Manx Wildlife Week

Manx Wildlife Week is back this May and offers something for everyone. Laura McCoy, Natural History Curator with Manx National Heritage, writes:

Zurich International

Zurich International becomes Biosphere Partner

Major Isle of Man employer Zurich International has become a Business Partner of UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man.

Chief Minister

Chief Minister updates on Biosphere latest

It is three years this month since the Isle of Man was admitted to the UNESCO World Network of Biospheres. Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK, who chairs the Island's Stakeholder Partnership Group, has this update

Manx Wildlife Trust

Launch of Wilder Future campaign

This Saturday (30 March), Manx Wildlife Trust's Patron, His Excellency, the Lieutenant Governor, Sir Richard Gozney, launches the charity's Wilder Future campaign as part of the Wildlife Trust’s UK wide work to raise awareness of the loss of wild places and their wildlife. MWT's Graham Makeapeace-Warne explains more.

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