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Su Simpson

Su Simpson's #MyBiosphere

In a regular feature in Manx Life, published by Mannin Media, authors from different walks of Manx life offer a personal perspective on #MyBiosphere. This month, Su Simpson writes.

Wildflowers of the Isle of Man

Wildflower walks in August and September

The Isle of Man's maritime climate, geology, farming practices and soil types has resulted in a diverse distribution of wildflowers and there's a chance to explore them on walks this August and September.

Western Civic Amenity Site getting Biosphere Award 2018

Western pick-up scheme boosts recycling efforts

A community recycling initiative led by the UNESCO Biosphere award winner the Western Civic Amenity Site has gathered in 10 tonnes of material in its first year.

Event poster

Business breakfast on Global Goals

Why should businesses care about the UN Sustainable Development Goals? Find out at a free event in September 2019.

Round Mounds dig

Dig finds allow glimpse into Island's past

Supporting and promoting our cultural heritage is a key pledge principle for Biosphere Isle of Man. Archaeological excavations just south of Kirk Michael have made some wonderful discoveries which will provide plenty of opportunities to help fulfil that pledge in the coming years. Allison Fox, Curator at Manx National Heritage, writes:

Ranald Caldwell

'In the Isle of Man, we dont just say it - we do something about it.'

Ranald Caldwell chairs the Visit Agency, which oversees the work of Visit Isle of Man. He shares his views on what our Biosphere status means for visitors, the potential for more ecotourism - and why he cherishes life in the Isle of Man.

Ayres National Nature Reserve

The work that goes on during late summer at the Ayres National Nature Reserve?

Biodiversity Wardens David Wright and Glen Geeves provide an insight into their work at the Ayres National Nature Reserve in late summer.

Active travel

Engage in active travel and see more of our Biosphere

An Isle of Man Government priority is to increase the number of people using more active forms of travel on a regular basis. Dave Roberts, of the Active Travel Officer Group, explains more.

Annie Kissack

Annie Kissack's #MyBiosphere

In a regular feature in Manx Life, published by Mannin Media, authors from different walks of life offer a personal perspective on #MyBiosphere. This month, Annie Kissack writes.

Himalayan Balsam

The community group tackling damaging plants

Meet the Balsam Bashers. Roger Bankes-Jones writes about the work of community group Friends of the Neb, which is working to eradicate damaging plants from a river basin.