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Manx cottages by Faye Christian

Potter inspired by land and sea

Faye Christian tells our Biosphere’s story through her ceramics. A farmer as well as a potter, Faye describes how the land and sea inspire her and how her miniature Manx cottages are captivating the public.

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Autumn marks a return to hen harrier roost counts

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.

Energy vlog

Video series documents changing thinking about energy

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:


Chef champions Biosphere in international competition

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:

William King

William King's #MyBiosphere

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

UNESCO Biosphere Awards 2019

Awards honour those working for a sustainable future

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.

Island Escapes

Biosphere Partner donates to Manx Wildlife Trust

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 launch Biosphere Badge

Scouts launch Biosphere Badge

Scouts in the Isle of Man are setting the pace for a more sustainable planet.

Leo Wasley

Leo represents UK and Ireland Biospheres at forum

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:

Global Goals book launch

Sustainable Development Goals Book Club launched in local primary schools

Primary school pupils will learn about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals as a result of a gift from UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man.