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Chris Callow

Chris Callow'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 in Manx Life magazine, authors from across our Biosphere offer a personal perspective on #MyBiosphere. This month, we hear from Chris Callow:

A Manx |Alphabet

New Manx books in time for Christmas

From first letters to Christmas carols, a scutch of new books have been just released by Culture Vannin.

By Jerome Morris

Holly and ivy provide fodder for winter visitors

During the winter, the Isle of Man plays host to hundreds of migrating birds which come here to feed on the Island’s abundant food supplies.

Rowan Henthorn

Rowan joins the team

Rowan Henthorn has joined the Ecosystem Policy Team at DEFA and will spend part of her time working on strategies to reduce the use of plastics in the Island and the rest on UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man. She introduces herself:

Wishing you a happy and sustainable new year

We asked people from across our Biosphere to share their pledges for a sustainable new year.


Island's tree protection highlighted at conference

The Island’s unique approach to tree protection was highlighted at a national conference.

Picture Neil G Morris

Take part in the fun of the Isle of Man Christmas bird race

The annual Isle of Man Christmas Bird Race is an Island-wide effort to spot as many species of wild birds as possible during the week between Christmas and the year’s end.

Plastic free Christmas

Give plastic the heave ho-ho-ho this Christmas

Dawn Dickens, Education Officer with the Manx Wildlife Trust, suggests how to cut down on plastic use this festive season

No vacancies

Importance of Biosphere to tourism growth

The Island's Biosphere status plays an important role in enhancing its tourism offering.
As part of Visit Isle of Man’s commitment to Biosphere, it will welcome UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man to its northern drop-in and networking session on the 21st November from 2pm to 7pm, at Brightlife, Andreas.

UNESCO Biosphere Awards

Contributions to sustainability recognised at inaugural awards

Contributions to sustainability were recognised at inaugural UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Awards.