Isle of Man News
We welcome Breeshey Kermode, who has joined UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man as Project Assistant.
Explore the Isle of Man's 10 Marine Nature Reserves (MNRs) on #MarineMondays. In the penultimate article of the series, and the second on West Coast MNR, Dr Peter Duncan, Senior Marine Environment Officer, writes about dragons, monsters - and the pioneering work of a young marine biologist.
Mannin Quilters’ UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man wall-hangings have a new home.
Explore the Isle of Man's 10 Marine Nature Reserves (MNRs) on #MarineMondays. As we continue our anticlockwise journey around the island, this week we’re not moving very far into the West Coast MNR, partly because there’s so much going on around the Point of Ayre, particularly in relation to its seabirds. Dr Peter Duncan, Senior Marine Environment Officer, writes.
University College Isle of Man's second Festival of Research will have the theme of sustainability. Higher Education Manager Gail Corrin, the event's organiser, writes.
A facebook group launched this week will enable UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man's business partners to exchange ideas and support each other on their journey to becoming sustainable.
The characterful Highland cows at Langness attract much interest and are much photographed. But they have a serious job to do. Ecosystem Officer with DEFA Sophie Costain tells us how they are contributing to conservation.
Starsky, Posh and Baby Spice, Raina, Rhino, Rosie, Tilly, Isabel, Rambo and Black Magic are doing their bit for the planet by producing organic compost that is going down well with gardeners Island-wide.
Culture Vannin's UNESCO Biosphere intern Sarah Mercer has run a project called Island Utopias, seeking views from across the community on what the Isle of Man could look like in the future, post Covid-19, and commissioning artists to interpret this. The work is unveiled at an event this month. Sarah updates us and invites us along.
A pamphlet of poems by Manxman Simon Maddrell, published this month, showcases the Isle of Man's landscapes, customs and lore but also casts an eye back to less enlightened times in politics. We speak to him about it.