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Public feedback sought on climate change mitigation

The Isle of Man Government has launched a consultation on a new strategy for climate change mitigation 2020-2030.

Little Green Shoots

Young give 'take' on the planet via Little Green Shoots filmmaking competition

A competition will encourage young filmmakers to give their ‘take’ on the future of our Island and our planet.

Man and Horse by Janet Lees

Quality of life, national pride and partnerships recognised in Year of Our Island Photography Competition

An evocative black and white image of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway is the overall winner in the 2018 Year of Our Island photography competition.

Roots Beverage Co

Biosphere Partners' bee health study

Jamie Blair, founder of Biosphere Partner Roots Beverage Co - creator of honey-based drinks - writes about a project to further delve into the health of the bee.

Trees for Life

Connecting children with nature via Trees for Life

Children are connecting with nature via a Government tree-planting initiative being staged for the 11th time next week.

Dr Richard Hubbard

Dr Richard Hubbard'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 a year-long series of articles, authors from different walks of Manx life offer a personal perspective on #MyBiosphere. This month, Dr Richard Hubbard writes:

Laxey School

Laxey Primary School pupils make a difference to their environment

Pupils from Laxey Primary School are influencing positive change - in their village and beyond. Teacher Bronwyn Ward explains more.

The Ayres

Restoration creates important bird habitat

A former quarry in a Biosphere core area is providing an important habitat for breeding birds following its sensitive restoration. Dave Roberts, DEFA's Development Manager for Energy Policy, explains more.

Manx Shearwater by Richard Cope

Sixty years of birding at the Calf of Man observatory

Shaun Murphy, Property Manager at Manx National Heritage, writes about the importance of the Calf of Man bird observatory, which is 60 year old this year, and some of the many 'firsts' it has recorded.


Biosphere takes part in Destinations at Olympia

UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man was represented at one of the British Isles' leading travel shows.