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Lesser horsehoe bat by Gareth Jones

New bat species for Isle of Man

The Manx Bat Group has for the first time officially recorded the presence of Lesser Horseshoe Bats in the Isle of Man.

Balla Bird Box poster

Making school life more sustainable

The winter term of 2019 /20 has seen Ballakermeen High School’s 1700 students becoming even more determined than ever to take action around improving our environment. The Student Council explains more.

Parks Service reuses rainwater to irrigate parks and gardens

Douglas Council grows Biosphere commitment with parks innovations

Douglas Council is growing its commitment to UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man with innovative efforts from its Parks Service.

IOMFSA visit waste recycling centre

IOMFSA colleagues make positive contribution to environment

Colleagues in the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority (IOMFSA) are making a positive contribution to the environment.

Traditional building

Event explores sustainable conservation of older buildings

An event this spring will explore conserving traditional buildings with climate change and sustainability in mind.

Calf of Man

Calf of Man's important role in tracking migratory birds

The Calf of Man is one of 20 'official' locations around the British Isles where movement of migratory birds is monitored. Aron Sapsford, Manx Wildlife Trust's Ornithological Warden on the Calf, writes about its importance and its most recent 'season'.


Project charts Isle of Man's journey towards tackling climate change

Mann's Green Footsteps is a Culture Vannin project charting the Isle of Man's journey towards tackling climate change. It is led by Sarah Mercer, Biosphere intern. She writes.

Underwater footage from Port Erin

Underwater footage highlights success of closed areas

Underwater footage from the Isle of Man's marine nature reserves is playing a key role in assessing the success of efforts to ensure long-term sustainable fishing and monitor biodiversity. Matthew Garratt, Fisheries Technician with DEFA, explains more.

Gillian Street by Kate Owens

Gillian Street's #MyBiosphere

In our regular feature, authors from different walks of Manx life offer a personal perspective on #MyBiosphere. This month, Gillian Street writes:

Sarah Hickey

Mapping our carbon-capturing peatlands

Sarah Hickey, of Manx Wildlife Trust, is mapping carbon-capturing peatland in the Isle of Man uplands, with funding from Manx Lottery Trust, to inform restoration. She writes about the project