The Isle of Man has the highest density of roosting hen harriers in the British Isles. Louise Samson, Biodiversity Officer with DEFA, outlines the vital role volunteers play in monitoring these beautiful birds of prey.
Dr Henry Uniacke and Vivian and Sarah Mercer are collaborating on Ecoblog Isle of Man, a video series charting the climate challenge and the changing face of energy production and consumption. Dr Uniacke writes:
On November 12th, chef Pippa Lovell, of Versa in Port Erin, represents the Isle of Man at the regional final of a prestigious cookery competition, San Pellegrino Young Chef. In a competition where most chefs are chasing a place in the global final, Pippa, who creates her dishes from locally foraged food, is specifically striving for the regional award for social responsibility. She writes:
In our regular feature, authors from different walks of Manx life offer a personal perspective on #MyBiosphere. This month, William King writes:
Individuals and organisations throughout the Isle of Man are doing their bit to contribute to a sustainable future. That was the message from Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK today as he spoke at the second UNESCO Biosphere Awards.
UNESCO Biosphere Partner Island Escapes has generously donated £1,000 to Manx Wildlife Trust after guests booking cottages this year gave a voluntary £3 donation.
Scouts in the Isle of Man are setting the pace for a more sustainable planet.
Leo Wasley, a member of our Biosphere Youth Forum, was selected to represent UK and Ireland Biospheres at the second UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme Youth Forum in China. He writes about his experience:
Primary school pupils will learn about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals as a result of a gift from UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man.
Edmund Southworth, Director of Manx National Heritage (MNH), represented the Isle of Man at the annual Inter-Island Environment Meeting and the Wilder Islands conference that formed part of it. He writes about the value of attending.