Isle of Man News
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.
Contributions to sustainability were recognised at inaugural UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Awards.
UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man helped Beach Buddies to celebrate a significant milestone last week.
Everyone knows the rich history behind the Lady Isabella. Dave Roberts, DEFA's Development Manager for Energy Policy and Minerals, writes about Laxey's 'other' waterwheel, the Lady Evelyn.
Hop tu Naa on the 31st October is the oldest continuously-existing tradition in the Isle of Man – a date that is historically the eve of the Celtic New Year and a time to be extra wary of witchcraft and other supernatural happenings.
The Isle of Man is the only entire country to be a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, reflecting it is a special place for people and nature. Each month, authors from different walks of Manx life offer a personal perspective on #MyBiosphere. To mark Year of Our Island’s ‘Heritage’ month, we hear from Edmund Southworth:
By Laura McCoy, Natural History Curator, Manx National Heritage
On the 8th September Richard Sabin of the Natural History Museum, London, delivered a talk on Hope, the blue whale skeleton that has taken centre stage in the Hintze Hall at the Museum.
By Neil G Morris, Managing Director of Manx Birdlife
Nestling in the Irish Sea, the Isle of Man boasts a beautiful and varied coastline.
By Richard MacNee
We think the best things come in threes. So it made sense for three organisations all interested in removing plastic from our Island to get together for an initiative during September.
Judging has taken place in the first UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Awards.